ValueJet Aircraft Skids Off Runway, 62 Passengers, 5 Crew Members Survive

An unexpected event unfolded at Port-Harcourt International Airport as a ValueJet CRJ 900 Bombardier aircraft veered off the runway, causing a brief moment of panic among the 62 passengers and five crew members onboard.

Despite the alarming incident at 15:32 hours, the aircraft, bearing registration 5N-BXR, landed safely, leaving passengers bewildered by the unusual situation. Fortunately, there was no damage to the plane.

ValueJet’s Managing Director, Capt. Dapo Majekodunmi, clarified that Captain Stanley Balami attributed the slip to algae on the taxiway, affecting the aircraft’s ability to maintain its centerline. Assuring the public of ValueJet’s unwavering commitment to safety, Capt. Majekodunmi assured that the airline’s operations continue without disruptions.


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