ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-36N (WL) 5N-BQO Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS)
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Status:Accident Investigation report not yet completed, but information verified through authorities or other sources.
Date:Tuesday 23 July 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-36N (WL)
Operator:Air Peace
Registration: 5N-BQO
MSN: 28571/3022
First flight: 1998-04-13 (21 years 4 months)
Total airframe hrs:45452
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-3C1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 133
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 139
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) (   Nigeria)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Port Harcourt Airport (PHC/DNPO), Nigeria
Destination airport:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Air Peace flight 7191, a Boeing 737-300, suffered an accident while landing on runway 18R at Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Nigeria.
At about 10:38 the aircraft departed Port Harcourt. The first officer was the Pilot Flying (PF) while the captain was the Pilot Monitoring (PM).
It was raining as the aircraft approached Lagos Airport with a few Cumulonimbus thunderstorm clouds at 1900 feet. At 11:26, the controller at Lagos Airport gave flight 7191 final landing clearance: "APK7191 exercise caution, runway surface is wet, wind 290°/06 kt runway 18R cleared to land".
At about 500 ft, the windscreen wiper was selected to HIGH by the pilot monitoring due to the intensity of the rain. She also reported field in sight with affirmation from the Pilot Flying. At 100 ft above ground level (AGL), the auto pilot was disengaged by the PF.
According to the captain, during the callouts: 50, 30, she noticed that the aircraft was not aligned with the centre line of the runway, and took control, after announcing "I have controls" and "corrected back on the centreline". The crew stated that, "...the right wheels touched down, simultaneously, we lost visibility and nose wheel touched down...We heard a loud screeching noise and metals grinding, we also saw a lot of debris flying around".
On touchdown both nose landing gear wheels broke away and the aircraft came to a stop with the nose gear leg buried in the runway surface.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Status: Investigation ongoing

Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap


METAR Weather report:
09:00 UTC / 10:00 local time:
DNMM 230900Z 23005KT 9999 BKN010 FEW020CB 26/24 Q1016 TEMPO TS

10:00 UTC / 11:00 local time:
DNMM 231000Z 26004KT 3000 -RA BKN009 FEW019CB 25/24 Q1016 TEMPO 5000 -TSRA

11:00 UTC / 12:00 local time:
DNMM 231100Z 26005KT 5000 -RA BKN009 FEW019CB 25/24 Q1016 BECMG 6000 -RA

Follow-up / safety actions

AIB Nigeria issued 6 Safety Recommendations

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photo of Boeing-737-36N-5N-BQO
accident date: 23-07-2019
type: Boeing 737-36N (WL)
registration: 5N-BQO
photo of Boeing-737-36N-5N-BQO
accident date: 23-07-2019
type: Boeing 737-36N (WL)
registration: 5N-BQO

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Port Harcourt Airport to Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport as the crow flies is 435 km (272 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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