A McDonnell Douglas MD-83 passenger plane, 5N-RAM, operated by Dana Air was destroyed PDF Print E-mail
Status: Preliminary
Date: 03 JUN 2012
Time: 15:43
Type: McDonnell Douglas MD-83
Operator: Dana Air
Registration: 5N-RAM
C/n / msn: 53019/1783
First flight: 1990
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219
Crew: Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers: Fatalities: 146 / Occupants: 146
Total: Fatalities: 153 / Occupants: 153
Ground casualties: Fatalities: 6
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: near Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) (Nigeria) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Abuja International Airport (ABV) (ABV/DNAA), Nigeria
Destination airport: Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Flightnumber: 992
A McDonnell Douglas MD-83 passenger plane, 5N-RAM, operated by Dana Air was destroyed when it crashed into a residential area of Lagos, Nigeria. All 146 passengers and seven crew members were killed. A spokesperson of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency reported on June 6 that they had found six victims inside the buildings that were hit.

Flight 9J-992 had taken off from Abuja (ABV) on a one hour domestic flight to Lagos (LOS). According to the Director General of the NCAA the crew declared an emergency 11 nautical miles from the airport, stating they had lost power in both engines.
The MD-80 descended until it clipped a power line and crashed into a two-story building in the Iju area of Lagos. The Iju neighbourhood is located north of the airport on the runway 18L extended centreline (for landing). Conflicting reports say the accident occurred near Toyin Street, which is located some 1500-2000m to the left of the runway 18L threshold or at Olaniyi Street, which is in the Iju area, about 7,5 km north of the airport.

In a tv interview Dana Air's Director of Flight Operations, Captain Oscar Wason reported that remnants of birds were found in one of the engines. Authorities have not yet confirmed this. Other rumours indicate that the pilot asked to land on the longer runway 18R, prior to issuing a mayday.

Weather reported about at 15:00 UTC (16:00 local time):
DNMM 031500Z 19007KT 140V230 9999 SCT014 30/23 Q1013 NOSIG
Wind 190 degrees at 7 knots; winds varying between 140 and 230 degrees; Visibility 10+ km; Scatter clouds at 1400 feet; Temperature 30°C, Dew point 23°C; pressure 1013 mb.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 June 2012 )