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Murtala Muhammed International Airport

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Name Murtala Muhammed International Airport
Region Africa
Territory Nigeria NG.gif
Location Ikeja, Lagos State
Serving Lagos
Elevation 41.148 m <br />135 ft <br />135 ft41.148 m <br />
Coordinates 6° 34' 40.44" N, 3° 19' 17.62" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
18L/36R 2742 m8,996.063 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
18R/36L 3900 m12,795.276 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation DNMM 230800Z 35003KT 8000 SCT009 25/23 Q1015 NOSIG
Station Lagos / Ikeja
Date/Time 23 October 2021 08:00:00
Wind direction 350°
Wind speed 03 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 25°C
Dew point 23°C
Humidity 88%
QNH 1015 hPa
Weather condition n/a

International airport serving Lagos, 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 DNMM

  • B722, Lagos Nigeria, 2006 (On 7 September 2006, a DHL Boeing 727-200 overran the runway at Lagos by 400 metres after the First Officer was permitted to attempt a landing in challenging weather conditions on a wet runway off an unstable ILS approach. Following a long and fast touchdown at maximum landing weight, a go around was then called after prior selection of thrust reversers but was not actioned and a 400 metre overrun onto soft wet ground followed. The accident was attributed to poor tactical decision making by the aircraft commander.)
  • B773, Lagos Nigeria, 2010 (On 11 Jan 2010, an Air France Boeing 777-300ER successfully rejected a night take off from Lagos from significantly above V1 when control column pressure at rotation was perceived as abnormal. The root and secondary causes of the incident were found to be the failure of the Captain to arm the A/T during flight deck preparation and his inappropriate response to this on the take off roll. It was considered that his performance may have being an indirect consequence of his decision to take a 40 minute period of in-seat rest during the 90 minute transit stop at Lagos.)
  • MD83, vicinity Lagos Nigeria, 2012 (On 3 June 2012, the crew of a Boeing MD-83 experienced problems in controlling the thrust from first one engine and then also the other which dramatically reduced the amount of thrust available. Eventually, when a few miles from destination Lagos, it became apparent that it would be impossible to reach the runway and the aircraft crashed in a residential district killing all 153 occupants and 6 people on the ground. The Investigation was unable to conclusively identify the cause of the engine malfunctions but attributed the accident outcome to the crew's failure to make a timely diversion to an alternative airport.)
  • S76, vicinity Lagos Nigeria, 2015 (On 12 August 2015, a Sikorsky S76C crew on a flight from an offshore platform to Lagos lost control of their aircraft after a sudden uncommanded pitch up, yaw and roll began and 12 seconds later it crashed into water in a suburb of Lagos killing both pilots and four of the 10 passengers. The Investigation concluded that the upset had been caused by a critical separation within the main rotor cyclic control system resulting from undetected wear at a point where there was no secondary mechanical locking system such as a locking pin or a wire lock to maintain system integrity.)