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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 12 March 2010
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic G222 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Alenia G-222
Operator:Nigerian Air Force - NAF
Registration: NAF 950
C/n / msn: 4070
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 47
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 52
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Port Harcourt Airport (PHC) (   Nigeria)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Abuja International Airport (ABV/DNAA), Nigeria
Destination airport:Port Harcourt Airport (PHC/DNPO), Nigeria
Narrative:
A Nigerian Air Force Alenia/Aeritalia G-222 transport plane sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Port Harcourt Airport (PHC).
The airplane was taking part in an exercise aimed at testing disaster response operations when it skidded off the runway after landing. No one was killed in the accident but ten passengers were injured.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» 52 Escape Death As Plane Overshoots Runway in P/H


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Distance from Abuja International Airport to Port Harcourt Airport as the crow flies is 443 km (277 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.
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