Flight AJ 345, 5N-BLE, B737-500 departed Lagos for Yakubu Gowon airport, Jos at 1627 hrs, with 87 passengers and 5 crew on board.
The weather report of Jos Airport for 1500 UTC was made available to the captain of the aircraft on ground Lagos. At 1703 hrs, Flight AJ 345 contacted Jos Airport and was updated with the hourly weather report. Heavy rain was reported in Jos at this moment, crew was advised and aircraft was about 35 minutes to the station. The aircraft was given an inbound clearance for Runway 28, which was acknowledged by the crew. The aircraft was released to Jos by Kano Area Control Centre at 1722 hrs, with descent and approach clearance given for runway 28 by Jos ATC.
Prior to this, FAAN Electrical Unit was informed by Jos ATC to switch on the Approach and Runway lights for Runway 28.