Aircraft Skids Off Runway at Lagos Airport

An aircraft skidded off the runway at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos on Friday evening.

The aircraft, said to be one of United Nigerian Airlines with registration number 5NBWY, skidded off at about 6:48pm while trying to land under a very high rainfall.

According to a source, who did not want to be mentioned, the airfield was temporarily closed, but reopened at 8:10 pm.

“At about 20:00hrs, passengers were evacuated from the affected aircraft, with no casualty”, the source said.

Confirming this, a post by the National Emergency Management Agency on X (formerly Twitter) disclosed that 51 passengers and four crew members were onboard.

“A United Nigerian Airline 51 passengers and 4 Crew United Nigeria airline with registration number 5NBWY skidded off the local runway while trying to land under a very high rainfall at about 18:48 hours.

“All passengers evacuated successfully without casualty. The airspace has been opened for operations now,” the post read.