Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Alarmed passengers say they were terrified when one of the emergency exit doors fell off a plane as it landed in Nigeria's capital, Abuja.
Passengers took to social media to document their experiences aboard the Dana Airlines aircraft Wednesday.
Ola Orekunrin, a doctor from Lagos, tweeted that the "exit door fell off" the Nigerian airliner as they touched down in the city on their 6.48 am flight from Lagos to Abuja.
She added that the door had been "unstable throughout the flight."
Igah Dagogo was also traveling on the same flight. He told CNN he noticed the emergency exit door was not properly latched before takeoff in Lagos.
"I was one foot away from the emergency exit door, so I could see the handle was popping out," Dagogo said.
"We informed one of the air hostesses who insisted that it was locked," he added.
Dagogo said the plane had just taxied on the runway when the door came unhinged and almost hit a passenger.
"We were in the process of landing, that was when the door just opened. The white man by the door had to shift because the door would have hit him. When he shifted the door now fell on the floor of the plane."
"Maybe it was breeze, but the door came off completely and the passengers came to check and began shouting and taking photos. I wonder what would have happened if the door fell off mid-air."
Dagogo said crew members tried to calm passengers' nerves and one of them complained to the pilot who said he should have been informed before takeoff.
Dana Airlines responded to the reports with a statement.