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Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

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Name Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
Region Africa
Territory Nigeria NG.gif
Location Gwaska, Federal Capital Territory
Serving Abuja
Elevation 342.29 m
1,123 ft
1,123 ft342.29 m
Coordinates 9° 0' 24.01" N, 7° 15' 47.99" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
4/22 3609 m11,840.551 ft
60 m196.85 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation DNAA 031800Z 18006KT CAVOK 30/17 Q1012 NOSIG
Station ABUJA
Date/Time 03 December 2020 18:00:00
Wind direction 180°
Wind speed 06 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 30°C
Dew point 17°C
Humidity 45%
QNH 1012 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is located in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria, and is the main airport serving the Nigerian capital city.


Tropical Savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw)



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of DNAA

  • B732, vicinity Abuja Nigeria, 2006 (On 29 October 2006, an ADC Airlines’ Boeing 737-200 encountered wind shear almost immediately taking off from Abuja into adverse weather associated with a very rapidly developing convective storm. Unseen from the apron or ATC TWR it stalled, crashed and burned after just over one minute airborne killing 96 of the 105 occupants. The Investigation concluded that loss of control during the wind shear encounter was not inevitable but was a consequence of inappropriate crew response. Concerns about the quality of crew training and competency validation were also raised.)