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Abuja Federal Capital Territory

Crash of a Boeing 747-281BSF in Abuja

Date & Time: Dec 4, 2013 at 2119 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EK-74798
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jeddah - Abuja
MSN:
23698/667
YOM:
1986
Flight number:
SV6814
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful cargo flight from Jeddah, crew completed the landing procedure on runway 04 at Abuja-Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport. For unknown reasons, aircraft did not stop on the remaining runway, overrun the displaced threshold, veered to the right and exited the runway. On a grassy area, aircraft collided with several parked building machines and trucks. The aircraft came to a halt but was severely damaged to both wings and engines number three and four. As well, the engine number two was sheared off and a fire erupted, quickly extinguished.

Crash of a Boeing 737-200 in Abuja: 97 killed

Date & Time: Oct 29, 2006 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5N-BFK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lagos - Abuja - Sokoto
MSN:
22891
YOM:
1983
Flight number:
ADK053
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
100
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
97
Aircraft flight hours:
56063
Aircraft flight cycles:
44088
Circumstances:
The aircraft was operating the flight ADK053 Lagos - Sokoto via Abuja with 110 people on board. Few passengers disembarked in Abuja. Shortly after takeoff from Abuja-Nnamdi Azikiwe airport, the 737 stalled, crashed and burst into flames in a corn field located 2 km from airport. 9 passengers were seriously injured while a woman on ground was killed. Weather conditions were described as worsering.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-110P1A Bandeirante in Abuja: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 5, 2000 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
5N-AXL
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lagos - Abuja - Ilorin
MSN:
110-455
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Abuja: 3 killed

Date & Time: Sep 13, 1994 at 1155 LT
Operator:
Registration:
5N-ATQ
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Lagos - Abuja
MSN:
538
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While descending to Abuja-Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with low clouds, heavy rain falls and moderate to severe turbulences. As the ILS was out of calibration, the crew decided to perform a VOR/DME approach but following a misunderstanding of the VOR location, the crew started the final approach prematurely. Too low, the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located 12,2 km short of runway 22. Two people survived while three others were killed.
Probable cause:
Wrong approach configuration on part of the crew who initiated the descent prematurely, causing the aircraft to descend too low too early. Poor weather conditions were considered as contributing factors.