On the 25th November, 1998 at about 0730 hours UTC, 5N-PAN departed Murtala Muhammed Airport, runway 19L on a chartered flight to Warri with a scheduled stop-over at Lekki and had two (2) souls onboard. The aircraft endurance was 3 hours 30 minutes. The aircraft was airborne at 0734 hours UTC and was cleared to 1,000ft by Lagos Tower and landed at Lekki at 0742 hours UTC. The flight duration was 8 minutes.
At 0820 hours UTC, the aircraft departed Lekki and called Lagos Approach which cleared it to 3,500ft with further instructions for the aircraft to report at TMA. The aircraft reported at TMA and continued its normal flight at 3,500ft. On contact with Escravos Tower, it requested for a descent from 3,500ft to 700ft in order to over-fly the Chevron facility at Opuekaba for an aerial inspection. After the inspection, the aircraft was cleared to 2,500ft to resume its normal flight to Warri.