Crash of a Dornier DO228 in Obudu: 13 killed

Date & Time: Sep 17, 2006 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NAF033
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Abuja - Obudu
MSN:
8229
YOM:
1994
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
While descending to Obudu airport, the twin engine aircraft struck a hill side located 18 NM from airport. Among 18 occupants, 11 passenger and 2 crew were killed. All five other occupants were seriously injured. Weather conditions were bad with low visibility at the time of the accident. All occupants were high ranking General of Nigerian Army.

Crash of a Boeing 727-200 in Lagos

Date & Time: Sep 7, 2006 at 1305 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-DPF
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Abidjan - Accra - Lagos
MSN:
22644/1768
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
DHL110
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
17295
Captain / Total hours on type:
7820.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2972
Copilot / Total hours on type:
2422
Aircraft flight hours:
52728
Aircraft flight cycles:
34063
Circumstances:
Crew was peforming a cargo flight from Abidjan to Lagos with an intermediate stop in Accra. On approach to Lagos, weather was poor with ceiling 100 feet above minimum, heavy rain falls, visibility 1,000 meters and winds from 080 degrees at 18 knots gusting 30 knots. Copilot was peforming the approach and landing and aircraft touch down at a speed of 167 knots (30 knots above Vref) and 1,427 metres after the runway threshold. Thrust reversers were deployed but captain realised he could not stop the aircraft within the remaining runway so he decided to abort and to started a go around procedure. Thrust reversers were briefly stowed and then re-deployed again. Aircraft overran at a speed of 80 knots, went through the localizer antenna, lost its nose gear and came to rest 400 metres past the runway end. All three occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Decision of the crew to continue an unstabilised approach despite the prevailing adverse weather condition.
The following factors were considered as contributory:
Captain did not take over the control of the flight from the first officer in the known bad weather situation.
Crew resource management was inadequate.

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

Date & Time: Dec 10, 2005 at 1408 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5N-BFD
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Abuja - Port Harcourt
MSN:
47562
YOM:
1972
Flight number:
SO1145
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
102
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
108
Aircraft flight hours:
51051
Aircraft flight cycles:
60238
Circumstances:
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.

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 in Kaduna: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 28, 2005 at 1038 LT
Registration:
N73MW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Farnborough-Paris-Oued Isara-Kaduna-Abuja
MSN:
BB-0022
YOM:
1975
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

The twin engine aircraft crashed and burned less than one minute after takeoff from Kaduna airport, Nigeria. It seems that one of the engine exploded shortly after takeoff.

Crash of a Boeing 737-200 in Lagos: 117 killed

Date & Time: Oct 22, 2005 at 2040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5N-BFN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Abidjan - Accra - Lagos - Abuja
MSN:
22734
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
BLV210
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
111
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
117
Aircraft flight hours:
55772
Aircraft flight cycles:
36266
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Lagos-Murtala Muhammed airport at 2035LT for a flight to Abuja. Five minutes later, the aircraft lost height and crashed in a wooded area near Lisa, about 30 km north of Lagos. All 117 people on board were killed.

Crash of a Boeing 747-200 in Lagos

Date & Time: Nov 29, 2003 at 0235 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-OOS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bruxelles-Lagos-Johannesburg
MSN:
21190
YOM:
1975
Flight number:
HYC501
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
In night approach, the aircraft crashed on landing on runway 19R which was closed to traffic due to construction work. The crew did not check notams and the ATC gave a wrong information while he authorized the crew to land on this closed runway.

Crash of a Let 410 in Calabar: 5 killed

Date & Time: May 21, 2002 at 1942 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9Q-CGX
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Abuja - Port Harcourt - Calabar
MSN:
85 14 02
YOM:
1985
Flight number:
SEA401
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Aircraft flight hours:
8086

Crash of a Boeing 747-200 in Port Harcourt: 8 killed

Date & Time: Nov 27, 2001 at 0156 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9G-MKI
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Luxembourg-Port Harcourt-Johannesburg
MSN:
22063
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Captain / Total flying hours:
1375
Captain / Total hours on type:
473.00
Aircraft flight hours:
80500
Aircraft flight cycles:
17600