Passenger plane overshoots runway and crash lands in Nigeria; no casualties

Police say a passenger plane overshot an airport runway while landing in Nigeria and crashed nearby. Police spokeswoman Rita Inoma-Abbey says the Boeing 737 missed the landing strip when arriving Monday afternoon at Port Harcourt International Airport. She gave no further information about the flight or whether there were casualties. However, an airport official said no one was hurt and there was no structural damage to the aircraft. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.