Accident description
Last updated: 21 August 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 31 January 1997
Type:Embraer 110P1A Bandeirante
Operator:Skypower Express Airways
Registration: 5N-AXS
C/n / msn: 110458
First flight: 1984
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,7 km (0.4 mls) N of Yola Airport (YOL) (   Nigeria) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jos Airport (JOS/DNJO), Nigeria
Destination airport:Yola Airport (YOL/DNYO), Nigeria
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed short of runway 17 in bad visibility after circling the airport for approx. one hour. The aircraft clipped trees and power lines, lost control and crashed 700m short of the runway threshold.

CAUSE: Failure to maintain the aircraft above the Minimum Descent Altitude while the aircraft was not positioned in the final landing phase.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» AFP
» Aircraft Illustrated Apr. 1997 (13)
» The Federal Ministry of Aviation Nigeria


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Distance from Jos Airport to Yola Airport as the crow flies is 391 km (244 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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