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United Nigeria Airlines Aircraft Carrying 51 Passengers Skids Off Lagos Airport Runway

At Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Friday night, an aircraft veered off the runway.

At around 6:48 p.m., while attempting to land in heavy rain, the aircraft, which is believed to be a United Nigerian airliner with the registration number 5NBWY, went off the runway.

The Airfield was momentarily shut down but reopened around 8:10 p.m., according to a source who does not wish to be named.

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

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 1848 hours.

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

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