Panic As NAF Aircraft Crash-lands In Lagos Airport

Panic erupts at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport today as an aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force reportedly crash-landed on its run-way.

NFA Aircraft

According to source the aircraft crash-landed on Runway 18R at the airport on Monday after it’s landing gear refused to come out for landing.


The disaster was however averted as the jet pilot defty landed the aircraft on a bush. It was discovered that there were six people on board the jet  but no casualties was reported.

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“Air force jet crash-lands in Lagos airport at Runway 18R. It happened at an area called at ’18 right’ right at the Lagos airport.”

“It had a landing gear problem, meaning the tires refused to come out for landing. The pilot landed the aircraft on the bush, a smart move. Six people were on board; they are all safe.”

Similarly, in July 2019, a major air disaster was averted at the airport when a B737 aircraft belonging to Air Peace Airlines lost one of its front tyres.

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The plane, which had no fewer than 133 passengers on board, had just arrived from Rivers State. It crashed-landed as the pilot tried to control the situation. No casualty was recorded in the incident. Emergency personnel were reportedly on the ground to keep the situation under control.


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