Narrative:The Let 410 departed Jos at 19:34 for a flight to Maiduguri. The crew had been told by air traffic control that visibility at Maiduguri was nine kilometers. During the flight they were informed that it had reduced to five kilometers. When they reached Maiduguri, however, visibility was around just 150m, due to a dust storm. The aircraft crash-landed near the airport while on approach to runway 05. Nigerian Aviation Safety Initiative (NASI) officials said that irregular power supply and control of air field lighting may have been contributory factors to the crash.
|Date:||Tuesday 23 January 2001|
|Operator:||Eagle Aviation ?|
|C/n / msn:|| 851531|
|First flight:|| 1985|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||12 km (7.5 mls) from Maiduguri (Nigeria)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Jos Airport (JOS/DNJO), Nigeria|
|Destination airport:||Maiduguri Airport (MIU/DNMA), Nigeria|
The operator is also been quoted as "Air Eagle".
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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 Maiduguri Airport as the crow flies is 519 km (324 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.