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Accident
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 21 mayo 2002
Hora:19:42
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP
Operador:Sky Executive Airlines
Registración: 9Q-CGX
Numéro de série: 851402
Año de Construcción: 1985
Horas Totales de la Célula:8086
Motores: 2 Walter M-601D
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:22 km (13.8 milles) SSE of Calabar Airport (CBQ) (   Nigeria)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Port Harcourt Airport (PHC/DNPO), Nigeria
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Calabar Airport (CBQ/DNCA), Nigeria
Número de Vuelo: 401
Descripción:
Let 410 9Q-CEX was being flown by a Congolese crew on behalf of the Nigerian airline company Sky Executive Airlines. The aircraft departed Abuja around 16:30 for a passenger flight to Port Harcourt. At Port Harcourt all passengers disembarked. The aircraft then took off for a ferry flight to Calabar. On approach the pilot declared an emergency due to an electrical failure. At 65 km out the crew commenced a descent to 2500 feet. The descent was continued past this altitude until the Let crashed in a swamp. During the investigation into the cause of the accident it was found out that the aircraft was non-compliant with the maintenance requirements, and proper documentation of the aircraft and crew members. Also, the plane had exceeded the prescribed annual inspection time by 248 hours, and the engines were not maintained in accordance with the standard procedure. Contrary to NCAA regulations a Flight Data Recorder (FDR), nor a Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) were installed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The premature departure of the plane from the normal minimum safe altitude of 2500 ft without air traffic controller's clearance until it flew into the terrain. Other contributing factors are the emergence of electrical problem on the aircraft on the commencement of its approach which might have distracted the attention of the pilot from having undistorted focus on the instruments, and unfavourable weather conditions of low cloud base and
thunderstorm which impaired visibility at the critical time of descent."

Fuentes:
» Daily Trust
» Reuters
» This Day
» Civil aviation accident report no. FMA/AIPB/383


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Distance from Port Harcourt Airport to Calabar Airport as the crow flies is 154 km (96 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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