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Accident description
Last updated: 24 March 2018
Date:Thursday 18 January 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace BAe-125-700B
Operator:Nigerian Government
Registration: 5N-AXO
C/n / msn: 257196
First flight: 1984
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kano (   Nigeria)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Official state flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Kano-Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN/DNKN), Nigeria

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: A controlled flight into terrain caused by the failure to monitor the altimeters of the aircraft in a visual darkness.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

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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.
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