Dana Air MD83 crashes near Lagos Airport
Reports are coming in about an incident involving a Dana Air aircraft carrying 153 people near Lagos Airport (Agege).
A Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83, registration 5N-RAM, performing flight 9J-992 from Abuja to Lagos with 153 people on board, was on approach to Lagos when the crew reported engine problems. On final approach to runway 18L at about 15:00 local time the aircraft collided with a power line, crashed into a built up area about 5-6nm from touch down and burst into flames. A number of residential houses around the crash site are on flames, too, a large smoke plume is visible above the city. All occupants of the aircraft perished in the crash, there is no information yet about victims on the ground.
- Not looking good. First picture…
- Crash happened in a residential area. Several buildings are on fire.
- The crash site seems to be near Ayinla Bus Stop, north of the airport, Iju Ishaga road, Agege.
- This picture seems to confirm that it is a Dana Air MD83.
- 153 people said to be onboard.
- Dana Air just received its fifth MD-83 aircraft this week.
- Dana Air’s fleet details. Four aircraft are ex-Alaska and one ex-Avianca aircraft, all around twenty years old.
- Harold Demuren of NCAA confirms the crash of a Dana Air aircraft. Nigeria Federal Emergency Management Agency is en route to crash site
- Dana Air from Lagos Airport to Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo and Calabar: www.flydanaair.com. The airline was formed in 2008 by the Indian-owned Dana Group.
- 153 onboard according to the NCAA. No survivors.
- The last accident involving a commercial aircraft in Nigeria was the ADC B737-200, which crashed at Abuja Airport on 29 October 2006.
- Shocking images.
- Confirmed: 147 passengers and 6 crew members.
- The aircraft involved was registered 5N-RAM, a former Alaska Airlines plane built in 1990.
- Dana Air is working with NCAA and FAAN to release the manifest – names of passengers – of the crashed aircraft.
- The Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, is on her way to the crash site.
- CVR recovered according to this report.
- President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a three-day period of national mourning.
- There is still confusion over the flight involved: either flight 9J-992 from Abuja on approach to Lagos (as stated by the Ministry of Aviation) or flight 9J-1993/9J-997 from Lagos to Abuja that attempted a return after take-off.
- BBC uploaded a video of the aftermath of the crash. The speculation about the same aircraft being involved in an incident last month is unfounded.
- There were no survivors in the crash according to Mohammed Sani Sidi, director of Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency. Authorities have not released any information on casualties on the ground.
- It’s now confirmed that the aircraft was en route from Abuja to Lagos, flight number 9J-992.
- Boeing’s statement on today’s accident.
- Sixteen residents are reported to have died on the ground.
- The Ministry of Aviation has published phone numbers to which those involved can call for information.