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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 <br />1,123 ft <br />1,123 ft342.29 m <br />
Coordinates 9° 0' 24.01" N, 7° 15' 47.99" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
4/22 3609 m11,840.551 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation DNAA 181100Z 14003KT 9999 SCT013 32/22 Q1014 NOSIG
Station ABUJA
Date/Time 18 May 2021 11:00:00
Wind direction 140°
Wind speed 03 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 32°C
Dew point 22°C
Humidity 55%
QNH 1014 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.)
  • GLF4, Abuja Nigeria, 2018 (On 12 September 2018, a Gulfstream G-IV overran the runway at Abuja after the air/ground status system failed to transition to ground on touchdown and the crew were slow to recognise that as a result neither spoilers nor thrust reversers had deployed. In the absence of recorded flight data, it was not possible to establish why the air/ground sensing system did not transition normally but no fault was found. The aircraft operator’s procedures in the event of such circumstances were found to be inadequate and regulatory oversight of the operator to have been comprehensively deficient over an extended period.)