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Military Chopper Crashes in Nigeria

Friday, November 25, 2016
By George Hatcher

A military helicopter crashed in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria, on November 24. According to sources, the Augusta AW101 Chopper had landed but it suddenly moved up again and tumbled. There was only one person aboard, who sustained minor scratches. The incident remains under investigation. Download article as PDF »

Arik Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Lagos

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
By George Hatcher
Arik Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Lagos

Arik Air flight W3-662 had to return and make an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria, on November 11th. The Boeing 737-700 plane took off for Jos, Nigeria, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers and crew members remained... »

Emirates Flight EK 262 Made an Emergency Landing in Lagos

Sunday, May 29, 2016
By George Hatcher
Emirates Flight EK 262 Made an Emergency Landing in Lagos

Emirates flight EK 262 had to make an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria, on May 28th. The plane, heading from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was diverted after the health condition of a passenger, who had ingested cocaine, started deteriorating. According to Mr. Ahmadu Garba, the NDLEA commander at the Murtala... »

Arik Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Nigeria

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
Arik Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Nigeria

Arik Air flight W3-433 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Benin City, Nigeria, on May 12th. The plane, heading from Warri to Abuja, Nigeria, was diverted after the crew reported they had to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed uneventfully. There were 42 people aboard at the time;... »

Air Peace Plane Returns and Makes Emergency Landing in Nigeria

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air Peace Plane Returns and Makes Emergency Landing in Nigeria

Air Peace flight 4P-7191 had to return and make an emergency landing at Port Harcourt International Airport, Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria, on March 12. The Boeing 737-500, heading from Port Harcourt to Lagos, Nigeria, had just climbed out of the runway when the crew received a smoke detector indication, prompting the crew to return.... »

Air Peace Flight Returns to Port Harcourt, Nigeria after Smoke Indication

Monday, March 14, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air Peace Flight Returns to Port Harcourt, Nigeria after Smoke Indication

Air Peace flight 4P-7191 had to return and make an emergency landing at Port Harcourt International Airport in Nigeria, on March 12th. The plane took off for Lagos, Nigeria, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a smoke detector indication. The Boeing 737-500 plane landed safely. No injuries were reported. The airline said... »

Med-View Airlines Plane Returns to Lagos due to Faulty Air Conditioning System

Friday, November 6, 2015
By George Hatcher
Med-View Airlines Plane Returns to Lagos due to Faulty Air Conditioning System

Med-View Airlines flight VL-2100 had to return and make an emergency landing at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria, on November 5. The Boeing 737-400, flying to Abuja, Nigeria, had to return due to problems with its air conditioning system. The plane landed uneventfully. No one was injured. Download article as PDF »

7 Killed as Military Plane Crashed in Nigeria

Monday, August 31, 2015
By George Hatcher
7 Killed as Military Plane Crashed in Nigeria

A Dornier-228 military plane crashed into a house in Ribadu area Of Kaduna state, Nigeria, on August 29. Air force officials said the plane went down when it was heading from Kaduna Military Airfield to Abuja. All 7 people on-board the plane, including 3 passengers and 4 crew members, were killed in the crash.... »

American Pilot, 5 Others Killed in Lagos Helicopter Crash

Saturday, August 15, 2015
By George Hatcher
American Pilot, 5 Others Killed in Lagos Helicopter Crash

A helicopter crashed into a lagoon in Oworonshoki, Lagos, Nigeria, on August 12th. Authorities said the helicopter, operated by the Bristow Group, nose-dived into water behind a police station. It was transporting 12 people to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, from an offshore oil rig at the time. Six people, including an American pilot,... »

Overland Airways Jet Veers Off the Runway at Ilorin Airport, Nigeria

Monday, December 1, 2014
By George Hatcher
Overland Airways Jet Veers Off the Runway at Ilorin Airport, Nigeria

Overland Airways flight 1186 swerved off the runway at Ilorin Airport in Kwara State of Nigeria on November 29. The ATR 72 aircraft, which departed from the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja, veered off the runway after it landed at Ilorin Airport at about 4:45 p.m. Authorities confirmed that all 59 passengers and 4... »

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