Narrative:Touched down beyond the runway 08 touchdown zone, overran, became airborne over a 10m deep escarpment and struck the ground. The JetStar was on a nighttime non-precision approach without sufficient visual reference following a flight from Lagos (LOS), Nigeria via Hassi Messaoud (HME), Algeria.
|Date:||Sunday 29 March 1981|
|Type:||Lockheed L-1329 JetStar 6|
|C/n / msn:|| 5067|
|First flight:|| 1965|
|Total airframe hrs:||4777|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT12A-6A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||London-Luton Airport (LTN) (United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Hassi Messaoud-Oued Irara Airport (HME/DAUH), Algeria|
|Destination airport:||London-Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW), United Kingdom|
CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the commander's action in attempting a landing from a non-precision approach without sufficient visual reference."
» AIB AAR 6/82
Official accident investigation report
N871D ended up as N267L
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 Hassi Messaoud-Oued Irara Airport to London-Luton Airport as the crow flies is 2293 km (1433 miles).