Narrative:After a flight from Lagos and Accra, the aircraft approached Monrovia in rain. The DC-9 touched down short of the runway, causing the undercarriage to collapse. The aircraft came to rest on the runway, 1600 feet from touchdown.
|Date:||26 JUL 1995|
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31|
|C/n / msn:|| 47217/360|
|First flight:|| 1968|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 82|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 91 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Monrovia-Sprigg Payne Airport (MLW) (Liberia)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghana|
|Destination airport:||Monrovia-Sprigg Payne Airport (MLW/GLMR), Liberia|
CAUSE: A rather flat and dangerously low approach flown by the commander of the aircraft thereby causing the main landing gear to hit the elevated threshold of the substandard runway.
» Air Safety Week 9:30 7.08.1995 (7)
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After a period of storage, N966ML was sold to ADC in October 1992.
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 Accra-Kotoka Airport to Monrovia-Sprigg Payne Airport as the crow flies is 1168 km (730 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.