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Crash of a Cessna 560XL Citation XLS in Port Harcourt

Date & Time: Jul 14, 2011
Operator:
Registration:
5N-BMM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
560-5830
YOM:
2008
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crew completed the landing procedure in heavy rain falls. After touch down, aircraft encountered serious problem to decelerate and was not able to stop within the remaining runway. It overrun, hit several obstacles and came to rest. Rescue teams should cut the aircraft to evacuate the four injured occupants. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Aeritalia G.222 in Port Harcourt

Date & Time: Mar 12, 2010 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NAF950
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Abuja - Port Harcourt
MSN:
4070
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
47
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

After landing, the aircraft skidded off runway and came to rest. At least ten people were injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. All occupants were taking part to a disaster response operation.

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 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

Crash of a De Havilland Dash-7 in Port Harcourt

Date & Time: Sep 7, 1999 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
5N-EMP
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
049
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a BAc 111-204AF in Port Harcourt

Date & Time: Sep 16, 1991
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5N-KBG
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
082
YOM:
1965
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
60
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
48522
Aircraft flight cycles:
70457
Circumstances:
Belly landed at Port Harcourt Airport and slid on runway for few dozen metres before coming to rest. All 66 occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. An unconfirmed report suggests that the aircraft bounced on landing. The captain then took over control of the copilot who was PIC. The flight engineer assumed the captain was initiating a go-around procedure and raised the landing gear.

Crash of a BAc 111-320AZ in Port Harcourt

Date & Time: Sep 7, 1989 at 1905 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5N-AOT
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lagos - Port Harcourt
MSN:
133
YOM:
1968
Flight number:
OKJ307
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
88
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
42575
Circumstances:
Okada Air Flight OKJ307 originated from Lagos (LOS), at about 17:10 hours UTC en-route to Port-Harcourt (PHC). By 17:40 hours, at FL250, the crew established contact with Port Harcourt Tower and was cleared to the "PR" Radio Beacon. The 1700 hours weather report was passed onto the crew with the assurance not to expect any delay for an ILS approach to runway 21. At 75 nm from Port Harcourt, the aircraft was cleared down to FL90 and the crew reviewed their approach briefings. The First Officer was still flying when the airplane was further cleared to 2000 feet with the instructions to report when established on the localizer. At 700 feet, the Commander had the field-in-sight but the flying pilot had not. Then the Commander took over control from the First Officer. The captain requested the tower to increase approach lights intensity because of drizzling rain. The BAC 111 passed an area of heavy downpour. It entered a high sink rate and made a hard landing. The airplane bounced and made the second touchdown on its nose-wheel. The right nose wheel shattered instantaneously while the second nose wheel fractured at the hub. It rolled for about 90 metres and crumbled under the weight of the aircraft. When both wheels of the nose gear had broken away, the wheel axle made contact with runway to cut grooves onto the runway surface for about 25 metres before the nose strut finally gave way. The aircraft now scooped forward on the nose fuselage section and continued off the runway on to the left shoulder. On the shoulder, the aircraft ran into the wide trench which was covered up with loose soil and the impact severed off the right main gear from the attachment point. The aircraft eventually came to a stop 735 meters after touchdown.
Probable cause:
The probable cause of this accident is the poor handling of the controls at the critical movement of final approach and landing phases, probably due to the sudden loss of azimuth in the heavy downpour of rain. The contributory factor to the accident is the excavation and improper refilling of the outrageous trenches of wide dimensions along the length of runway 03/21.

Crash of a Boeing 737-2F9 in Port Harcourt

Date & Time: Oct 15, 1988
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5N-ANW
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jos – Port Harcourt
MSN:
22771
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
124
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The approach to Port Harcourt Airport was completed in heavy rain falls. After touchdown, the airplane encountered difficulties to stop within the remaining distance and overran. While contacting soft ground, the nose and right main gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest. 36 occupants were injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Fokker F28 Fellowship 1000 in Port Harcourt

Date & Time: Sep 19, 1972
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PH-FPT
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
11994
YOM:
1970
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
1529
Aircraft flight cycles:
1869
Circumstances:
After touchdown at Port Harcourt Airport, the airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, lost its undercarriage and came to rest few dozen meters further. There were no casualties but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.