Narrative:During takeoff from Jos runway 28, the F-27 swerved to the right off the runway and collided with heaps of gravel.
|Date:||Sunday 4 April 1971|
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
|C/n / msn:|| 10218|
|First flight:|| 1963|
|Total airframe hrs:||12959|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 38|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 41 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Jos Airport (JOS) ( Nigeria)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Jos Airport (JOS/DNJO), Nigeria|
PROBABLE CAUSE: The pilot-in-command rejected the takeoff in crosswind conditions without following the procedures as stated in the Flight Operations Manual.
» Willem Wendt
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.