Accident description
Last updated: 25 July 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Sunday 18 September 1994
Time:08:07
Type:BAC One-Eleven 515FB
Operator:Oriental Airlines
Registration: 5N-IMO
C/n / msn: 229
First flight: 1970
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 512-14DW
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 32
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 39
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tamanrasset-Aguemar Airport (TMR) (   Algeria) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN/DTTA), Tunisia
Destination airport:Tamanrasset-Aguemar Airport (TMR/DAAT), Algeria
Narrative:
A BAC One-Eleven passenger plane was destroyed during a landing accident at Tamanrasset, Algeria. Two passengers and three crew members were killed.
The remaining 28 passengers and four crew members survived with varying degrees of injuries.
The airplane was chartered to fly the Nigerian football team Iwuanwanyu from Tunis (TUN), Tunisia back to Lagos, Nigeria after a match for the Africa Cup.
A refuelling stop was planned at Tamanrasset (TMR), Algeria. Visibility at Tamanrasset was poor due to dust haze in the early morning daylight.
Three landing attempts were made. The fourth approach was not in alignment with either of the two runways. The airplane began to break up during the landing roll, collided with a light pole and a building.


Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/95 (#73)
» Scramble 185


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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 Tunis-Carthage Airport to Tamanrasset-Aguemar Airport as the crow flies is 1616 km (1010 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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