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Yakubu Gowon Airport

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Name Yakubu Gowon Airport
Region Africa
Territory Nigeria NG.gif
Location Heipang, Plateau State
Serving Jos
Elevation 1,289.914 m <br />4,232 ft <br />4,232 ft1,289.914 m <br />
Coordinates 9° 38' 17.45" N, 8° 52' 4.94" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
10/28 3001 m9,845.801 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP /

Observation DNJO 230700Z 15010KT CAVOK 20/17 Q1020
Station Jos
Date/Time 23 October 2021 07:00:00
Wind direction 150°
Wind speed 10 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 20°C
Dew point 17°C
Humidity 82%
QNH 1020 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Yakubu Gowon Airport, also known as Jos Airport, is an airport serving Jos, the capital of the Plateau State of Nigeria.


Tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw)



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of DNJO

  • B735, Jos Nigeria, 2010 (On 24 August 2010, a Boeing 737-500 made an uncontrolled touchdown on a wet runway at Jos in daylight after the approach was continued despite not being stabilised. A lateral runway excursion onto the grass occurred before the aircraft regained the runway centreline and stopped two-thirds of the way along the 3000 metre-long runway. Substantial damage was caused to the aircraft but none of the occupants were injured. The aircraft commander was the Operator's 737 Fleet Captain and the Investigation concluded that the length of time he had been on duty had led to fatigue which had impaired his performance.)