Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 12 April 1997
Time:13:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC95 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-51
Operator:Ghana Airways
Registration: 9G-ACM
C/n / msn: 47755/878
First flight: 1978
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 97
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 104
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Abidjan Airport (ABJ) (   Cote d'Ivoire)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghana
Destination airport:Abidjan Airport, Cote d'Ivoire
Flightnumber: 560
Narrative:
The aircraft first attempt to land at runway 21 was abandoned due to heavy rainfall and poor visibility. The second ILS approach was continued and the DC-9 touched down some 900m down the wet runway. The aircraft began to veer to the left and ran off the side at 1800m down the runway. The undercarriage collapsed.
Wind was 110deg. at 17 knots, gusting to 25kts.


Sources:
» ICAO Adrep
» Scramble 217


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Map
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 Accra-Kotoka Airport to Abidjan Airport as the crow flies is 416 km (260 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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