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.
|Date:||Friday 31 January 1997|
|Type:||Embraer 110P1A Bandeirante|
|Operator:||Skypower Express Airways|
|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:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||0,7 km (0.4 mls) N of Yola Airport (YOL) (Nigeria)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Jos Airport (JOS/DNJO), Nigeria|
|Destination airport:||Yola Airport (YOL/DNYO), Nigeria|
CAUSE: Failure to maintain the aircraft above the Minimum Descent Altitude while the aircraft was not positioned in the final landing phase.
» Aircraft Illustrated Apr. 1997 (13)
» The Federal Ministry of Aviation Nigeria
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 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.