Narrative:The Boeing 707 crew had reported on procedure turn while approaching Lagos. The aircraft struck trees and crashed 8,5 miles north of the airport at 330 feet amsl.
|Date:||Saturday 13 July 1968|
|C/n / msn:|| 19211/518|
|First flight:|| 1966|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Total:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||14 km (8.8 mls) N of Lagos-Murtala Muhammed Airport (LOS) ( Nigeria)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), Belgium|
|Destination airport:||Lagos/Ikeja International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria|
PROBABLE CAUSE: The reason why the aircraft descended below its minimum safe altitude has not been determined.
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Brussel-Zaventem Airport to Lagos/Ikeja International Airport as the crow flies is 4894 km (3059 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.