Narrative:The aircraft landed at Calabar runway 03 in heavy rain. The One-Eleven overshot the runway, went through a ditch and continued some 1500 m before coming to rest in the bush. One of the engines caught fire (post-impact). There was a 240 m cloud base and 2800 m visibility in rain.
Probable Cause:CAUSE: The hurried straight in approach procedure adopted by the Commander of the aircraft that may have been induced by the inadequate weather information he got about the airfield and the fact that the VOR Navigation an incorrect radial of the runway.
» Ian Churchill
» The Federal Ministry of Aviation Nigeria
Florida Express merged into Braniff in 1988. N1547 was briefly stored at Orlando before moving to Nigeria in April 1991.
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 Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport to Calabar Airport as the crow flies is 581 km (363 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.