asn logo
Accident description
Last updated: 2 December 2015
Date:Wednesday 26 June 1991
Time:ca 21:00
Type:BAC One-Eleven 402AP
Operator:Okada Air
Registration: 5N-AOW
C/n / msn: 094
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs:35860
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 511-14
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 48
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 53
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6 km (3.8 mls) E of Sokoto Airport (SKO) (   Nigeria)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Destination airport:Kano International Airport (KAN/DNKN), Nigeria
The Okada Air BAC One-Eleven passenger jet departed Lagos Airport at 19:05 hours local time for a domestic flight to Kano, Nigeria. The flight could not follow a direct course to Kano due to a weather front.
Unable to locate Kano, the crew found out they were close to Sokoto, a city located 380 km to the west of Kano. They were now unable to head to Kano due to the weather front. Arriving near Sokoto Airport at 21:00 hours the airport was closed and lights were out.
Fuel shortage eventually forced the crew to conduct a forced landing in rolling, open country. During this landing the undercarriage separated and the airplane broke up.

Forced landing outside airport

» Flight International
» World Aircraft Accident Summary - CAP 479 / Airclaims


photo of BAC One-Eleven 402AP 5N-AOW
Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

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-Murtala Muhammed International Airport to Kano International Airport as the crow flies is 830 km (519 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.
languages: English Franšais Nederlands Deutsch Espanol