Narrative:Touched down beyond the runway 08 touchdown zone, overran, became airborne over a 10 m 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.
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
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Distance from Hassi Messaoud-Oued Irara Airport to London-Luton Airport as the crow flies is 2293 km (1433 miles).