Plane Veers Off Runway at Lagos Airport in Nigeria

Plane Veers Off Runway at Lagos Airport in Nigeria

An aircraft has veered off the runway at Lagos Airport, Nigeria, with it’s nose gear collapsing during this.

More information has come to light surrounding this accident.

Without further ado, here is what we know so far…

The Events at Lagos Airport, Nigeria…

Plane Veers Off Runway at Lagos Airport in Nigeria
Photo Credit: @nifemioguntoye via X!

It is understood that the aircraft involved in the accident at Lagos Airport, Nigeria is a Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-82.

The particular airframe is 5N-BKI.

As per data from, 5N-BKI is a 27.7 year old McDonnell Douglas MD-82 that first started out life with U-Land Airlines in September 1996.

Under U-Land Airlines, it was leased to Astro Air International and Air Philippines.

From there, the aircraft was withdrawn from use initially in May 2000.

By January 2008, the aircraft was then handed over to Afrijet Airlines, whilst being stored in Tucson.

Then, in October 2014, Dana Air took delivery of the aircraft involved in the accident in Lagos Airport, Nigeria.

5N-BKI is the only MD-82 in the carrier’s fleet, with them having four of the MD-83 variant.

Furthermore, Kingsley Ezenwa, Lagos Airport’s spokesperson confirmed the accident in Nigeria.

It is understood 83 people were onboard, and no fatalities have been reported.

Video Shows The Aftermath…

Below is a video of the incident:

Video sourced from @aviationbrk on X!

It is unclear what the extent of the damage to the aircraft is following the accident at Lagos Airport, Nigeria.

Furthermore, it is unclear whether the landing gear collapsed during the landing, or after the runway excursion.

All eyes will now turn to investigators who will look to establish the cause of this accident.

As soon as we have more information pertinent to this, then we will update you accordingly.

For now, this remains a developing story.

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