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Last updated: 21 October 2017
Datum:dinsdag 17 december 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-55F
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:MK Airlines
Registratie: 9G-MKD
Constructienummer: 45965/346
Bouwjaar: 1968
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (Q)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Port Harcourt Airport (PHC) (   Nigeria)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Luxembourg-Findel Airport (LUX/ELLX), Luxemburg
Vliegveld van aankomst:Port Harcourt Airport (PHC/DNPO), Nigeria
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.

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


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Luxembourg-Findel Airport en Port Harcourt Airport bedraagt 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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