Investigators are examining why a
DHL Boeing 727-200 freighter overran the runway yesterday at Lagos Murtala
The incident occurred
yesterday at 13:30 and involved a 727-200F owned by DHL Aviation, says the
cargo operator in a statement. It adds that none of the three crew members on
board the aircraft was injured.
DHL says it is awaiting
the results of a full report into the incident, but declines to disclose any
Reports in the Nigerian
press say the 727-200F landed on Lagos
runway 18L, which was flooded due to a heavy downpour, and was badly damaged
when it hit navigational aids. The reports add that the aircraft was left
resting on its nose.