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Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Yola

Date & Time: Oct 25, 2012 at 1930 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
5N-BMJ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jalingo-Yola
MSN:
208-2098
YOM:
2009
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
At 1920LT, during the approach to Yola by night and in poor weather conditions, pilot informed ATC of its estimated time of arrival at 1930LT. Little later, aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area. All six occupants, among them Danbaba Suntai, Governor of Taraba State, were injured. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair. According to Nigerian authorities, the Governor Suntai was PIC at the time of the accident.

Crash of a BAe 125-700B in Kaduna: 7 killed

Date & Time: Dec 31, 1985
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
5N-AXP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Abuja - Kaduna
MSN:
257203
YOM:
1983
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The crew was cleared to descent to 4,500 feet when the aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field located 32 km short of runway. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all seven occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the accident was not determined with certainty. However, it is believed that the loss of control was the consequence of the combination of the following factors:
- Lack of altitude awareness on part of the crew,
- Crew distraction,
- Poor judgment on part of the crew,
- Possible optical illusion or wrong perception on approach due to intensity of the approach lights.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-3 Otter in Kano: 7 killed

Date & Time: Mar 30, 1969
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
5N-ABM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kano – Kaduna
MSN:
443
YOM:
1964
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Kano Airport, the float equipped aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances, killing all seven occupants, among them ex Minister Sanna Buker.