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Last updated: 16 October 2017
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Datum:Dienstag 17 Dezember 1996
Zeit:05:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-55F
Fluggesellschaft:MK Airlines
Kennzeichen: 9G-MKD
Werknummer: 45965/346
Baujahr: 1968
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (Q)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Port Harcourt Airport (PHC) (   Nigeria)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Luxembourg-Findel Airport (LUX/ELLX), Luxemburg
Flug nach:Port Harcourt Airport (PHC/DNPO), Nigeria
Unfallbericht:
The MK Airlines freighter struck trees during a VOR approach to Port Harcourt runway 21. A go-around was commenced, but when the DC-8 didn't respond as expected, the pilot decided to continue to land. The aircraft touched down 250 m short of the runway, hit some approach lights, ran onto the runway and then veered off the left side of the runway.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: A highly unstabilised approach that resulted in a touch down half a mile from the runway threshold.

Informationsquelle:
» Aircraft Illustrated Mar. 1997
» Scramble 213
» The Federal Ministry of Aviation Nigeria


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Distance from Luxembourg-Findel Airport to Port Harcourt Airport as the crow flies is 4925 km (3078 miles).

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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