On the 3 rd of October, 2013 about 0930hrs, 5N-BJY an EMB-120 on a domestic charter flight crashed into the Joint Users Hydrant Installation area following a power loss on the right engine which resulted to auto-feather of the engine propeller while on take-off from Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos State, Nigeria. Twenty (20) persons were on board, which included seven (7) crewmembers. Sixteen (16) persons were fatally injured and four (4) persons survived the accident including two (2) crewmembers.
Investigative reviews of the engine teardown especially the aircraft propeller systems are still ongoing in the USA to determine why the propeller auto-feathered on take-off. Further tests on selected components are still being carried out with engine and aircraft manufacturers.