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.
|Date:||Saturday 12 April 1997|
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas DC-9-51|
|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:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (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|
Wind was 110deg. at 17 knots, gusting to 25kts.
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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.