The accident was reported to erstwhile Accident Investigation and Prevention Bureau (AIPB) now Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on the 7th of September, 2006 and investigation commenced same day.
DHL Flight DV 110 took off from Abidjan at 1015hrs for Lagos via Accra. The aircraft finally departed Accra for Lagos at 1145hrs with a total declared cargo weight of 50014 lbs (22733kgs). The aircraft made contact with Lagos area control at 1242hrs maintaining FL 210 (21,000 ft) and was given an inbound clearance to Lagos VOR (LAG) for ILS approach on runway 18L. At 1252hrs Lagos approach cleared it to FL 050 (5000ft) and at 12NM; it was further cleared down to 3500ft on QNH 1013hpa, and finally to 2200ft to report established on the ILS.
At 4 NM to the runway, the aircraft reported fully established on ILS and was handed over to control tower for landing instructions. At 1303hrs and 2NM to the runway, the aircraft was cleared to land on runway 18L but to exercise caution, as the runway surface was wet. The aircraft landed and overshot the runway with about 400m into the grass. There was no fire or injuries but there was a severe damage to the aircraft.