Dana Air: NSIB Report Reveals Landing Gear Failure


The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), on Saturday, released a preliminary report on the incident involving an aircraft belonging to Dana Air at the Lagos Murtala Mohammed Airport on April 23, 2023.

The preliminary report linked the incident to failed Nose Landing Gear.

The report stated that “prior to landing, the crew selected the landing gear down, and the Main Landing Gear Indication Lights displayed green. However, the Nose Landing Gear (NLG) Indication Light remained red.

“The crew followed established procedures by attempting to cycle the landing gear and performing the Emergency Gear Extension checklist. Unfortunately, the NLG remained in an unconfirmed down and locked position.

“During a low pass over the airport, Air Traffic Control (ATC) reported that the NLG appeared extended visually.


“Upon landing, the Ground Spoilers did not deploy automatically as expected.

“During the landing roll, the crew experienced severe vibration and loud noises from the NLG area. The NLG initially remained extended but ultimately collapsed at approximately 80 knots.

The aircraft which took of from Abuja, veered off the runway while attempting to land. the incident resulted in the immediate suspension of the airline’s operation by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority.

82 passengers and 6 crew members were in the aircraft but no injury or fatality was recorded.