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Preliminary Report Reveals Cause of Dana Air Plane’s Runway Skid

Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has released a preliminary report on the incident involving a Dana Air plane that skidded off the runway at Lagos airport on April 23.

Gatekeepers News reports that according to the report, a failed landing gear was the primary cause of the incident.

The crew had selected the landing gear down, and the main landing gear indication lights displayed green, but the Nose Landing Gear (NLG) Indication Light remained red.

Despite following established procedures, the NLG remained in an unconfirmed down and locked position.

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

“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 captain, according to the statement, requested an evacuation due to safety concerns, and passengers and crew exited safely using the Forward Service Door and deployed escape slide.

The NSIB stated that this is a preliminary report, and the investigation is still ongoing.

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