Unfallbericht:A Fokker F-28 Fellowship 2000 passenger jet, registered 5N-ANF, was damaged beyond repair in an accident 3,3 km from Enugu Airport (ENU), Nigeria. There were 66 passengers and six crew members on board. The airplane operated on a Nigeria Airways flight from Lagos/Ikeja International Airport (LOS) to Enugu Airport (ENU).
|Datum:||Montag 28 November 1983|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Fokker F-28 Fellowship 2000|
|Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:||14149|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 6|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 51 / Insassen: 66|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 53 / Insassen: 72 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||3,3 km (2.1 Meilen) von Enugu Airport (ENU) (Nigeria)
|Flugphase:|| Annäherung (APR)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Lagos/Ikeja International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria|
|Flug nach:||Enugu Airport (ENU/DNEN), Nigeria|
A VOR approach was attempted although the airport visibility was reported to be below minima. While first maintaining MDA at or below 300 ft above local terrain and apparently manoeuvring to regain track while passing the VOR, the aircraft was suddenly made to descend, less than two miles short of the threshold. The aircraft was still in approach configuration. At initial impact, which was in a nearly level attitude in flat terrain covered with high grass, the landing gears were torn off or collapsed. The aircraft then slid on its belly, while shedding pieces, into a cassavaterrain consisting of a regular pattern of mounds of about 1 metre high and some trees. One of these trees cut the left wing slightly outboard of the root collector tank and the wing separated further on. The left engine and nacelle were torn off as well, including a large piece of side wall, floor structure and aft pressure bulkhead. Aft fuselage and empennage further separated behind the pressure bulkhead. In view of the damage to the aft fuselage parts, it is likely that the aircraft travelled in a taildown nose-high attitude during some part of the ground slide.
The front fuselage bottom was severely compressed, the cargo holds were ruptured and their contents dispersed. Due to the right wing trailing on the mounds and hitting some smaller trees, the final slide relative to the fuselage was sideward to the left.
A fire erupted at the separated wing and engine and gradually made its way towards the fuselage remains.
» A Benefit Analysis for Cabin Water Spray Systems and Enhanced Fuselage Burnthrough Protection (CAA PAPER 2002/04)
» Willem Wendt
» The Evening Independent - Nov 28, 1983
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 Lagos/Ikeja International Airport to Enugu Airport as the crow flies is 466 km (291 miles).
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.