A twitter user  Jideofor Akpa (@offor2000) broke the news of a near crash incident involving Air Peace Airlines at the Murtala Mohammed Airport.

TNV found out that the Air Peace aircraft made an emergency landing and was extensively damaged by the impact. It is a Boeing 737 aircraft, the flight originated from Port Harcourt, and apparently  experienced turbulence due to bad weather. A female pilot who was communicating well with the passengers, reportedly requested a longer runway, where she eventually landed.

The airline while confirming the incident, said the pilot, Captain Simisola Ajibola noticed a sudden weather changes when approaching Lagos and demanded to land on the international runway as it is longer and wider than the domestic runway.

“After landing safely and rolling to the runway exit, the nose gear developed a problem and partially collapsed. The crew notified the airport authorities who quickly ensured the safe disembarkation of the passengers,” the airline said.