Accident description
Last updated: 30 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 15 February 1992
Type:Douglas DC-8-54F
Operator:MK Air Cargo
Registration: 9G-MKB
C/n / msn: 45860/256
First flight: 1966
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (Q)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:13 km (8.1 mls) from Kano (   Nigeria)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Kano International Airport (KAN/DNKN), Nigeria
Narrative:
Crashed and caught fire.

Sources:
» Scramble 154


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Distance from London-Gatwick Airport to Kano International Airport as the crow flies is 4387 km (2742 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.
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