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Crash of a Douglas DC-9 in Port Harcourt: 108 killed

Accident description

  • Dec 10, 2005 at 1408 LT
  • 5N-BFD
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Scheduled Revenue Flight
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Abuja - Port Harcourt
  • 47562
  • 1972
  • SO1145
  • Port Harcourt, Rivers
  • Nigeria
  • Africa
  • 7
  • 0
  • 102
  • 0
  • 0
  • 108
  • 51051
  • 60238
  • The aircraft landed on runway 21 and left the ground before hitting a drainage ditch. It eventually overturned and crashed. 7 survivors were evacuated to local hospital but 6 died on the following days. Some CB's were present in the region at the time of the accident with storm activity. According to investigators, crew made several errors in the final stage of flight.