An CRJ 900 Bombardier aircraft belonging to ValueJet Airline skidded off the runway at the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State.
Details of the incident were still sketchy at the time of filing this report but it was gathered that it happened around 3:30 pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
The Airline in a statement said the aircraft had stopped on the runway and executed the second turn when it encountered a slip due to algae on the taxiway.
“The CRJ 900 Bombardier aircraft with registration 5N-BXR landed safely with passengers wondering what could have happened because the airplane landed safely without difficulty. The minor incident happened at about 3.30pm at the Port-Harcourt International Airport,” the Airline stated.
“Captain Stanley Balami reported that the aircraft encountered a slip due to algae on the taxi-way which made it unable to maintain the centre line. ValueJet remains a safe airline and all the airline’s operations are normal without glitch,” the Airline stated.