Controlled Flight Into Terrain: DANA Air 5N-RAM, Iju-Ishaga, 3rd July 2016


  • Report No
  • Reg. No
  • Operator
    Dana Airlines Nigeria Limited
  • Aircraft Type
    Boeing MD-83
  • Occurence
  • Report Date
    Monday, March 13, 2017


Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) was notified by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Fire Service section at about 1605:00hrs on 3rd June 2012, of an accident involving a Dana Airlines Boeing MD-83 aircraft with registration 5N-RAM at Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos. Air Safety Investigators were dispatched to the scene of the accident and investigation commenced immediately. All appropriate stakeholders were notified accordingly.

In accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 13, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the United States of America (USA), representing the State of Design and Manufacture of the aircraft, appointed an Accredited Representative along with a team of experts from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Boeing Company and Pratt & Whitney USA.

The operator co-operated with the investigation and provided assistance as required. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) was kept informed of developments.

On 3rd June 2012 at about 1545:00hrs, 5N-RAM, a Boeing MD-83, a domestic scheduled commercial flight, operated by Dana Airlines Nigeria Limited as flight 0992 (DANACO 0992), crashed into a densely populated area. Engine number 1 lost power seventeen minutes into the flight with a further loss of power on number 2 engine on final approach to runway 18R at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, Nigeria. Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) prevailed at the time and the airplane was on an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). All 153 persons onboard the airplane, including six crew were fatally injured. There were also six confirmed ground fatalities. The airplane was destroyed. There was post impact fire. The flight originated from Abuja (ABV) and the destination was Lagos (LOS).

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