United Nigeria E145 Suffers Runway Excursion in Lagos

United Nigeria E145 Suffers Runway Excursion in Lagos
Photo Credit: @TierneyOisin via Twitter.
James Field - Editor in Chief 2 Min Read
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Last night, a United Nigeria Embraer E145 suffered a significant runway excursion after arrival in Lagos, Nigeria.

Incident: United Nigeria E145 Suffers Runway Excursion in Lagos…

Video sourced from @aviationbrk.


It is understood that 5N-BWY was the aircraft involved in the excursion in Lagos and was operating a flight into the Nigerian capital from Owerri.

The Embraer E145 had 51 passengers and four crew onboard when the runway excursion on 18R occurred in heavy rain late last night.

Courtesy of The Aviation Herald, the METAR at the airport was as follows:

  • DNMM 081700Z 24009KT 9999 SCT012 FEW020CB 28/25 Q1012 NOSIG=
  • DNMM 081600Z 22012KT 9999 BKN013 FEW020CB 29/25 Q1012 NOSIG=
  • DNMM 081400Z 23015KT 9999 BKN014 FEW020CB 31/26 Q1012 NOSIG=
United Nigeria E145 Suffers Runway Excursion in Lagos
Photo Credit: @TierneyOisin via Twitter.

As per data from Planespotters.net, 5N-BWY is a 21.2-year-old Embraer ERJ-145 that originally started out life with ExpressJet Airlines via Continental Airlines back in July 2002.

By October 2010, the aircraft was handed over to United Express post-merger and remained with the carrier until March 2019, when it was handed over to AeroVision International.

Lagos-based United Nigeria took delivery of the aircraft in November 2020.

It is understood that investigatory regulators in Nigeria will investigate the incident that happened at the airport.

Luckily, there were no injuries as a result of the incursion, with damage to the aircraft being minimal, offering strong chances that it can be repaired and brought back into the air again once maintenance has been completed.

For now, all eyes are on investigators for the full report into the runway excursion at Lagos Airport, Nigeria.

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