Accident description
Last updated: 1 September 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 2 June 2012
Time:19:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-221F
Operator:Allied Air
Registration: 5N-BJN
C/n / msn: 22540/1796
First flight: 1982-04-16 (30 years 2 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17A (HK3)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC) (   Ghana)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Destination airport:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghana
Flightnumber: 111
Narrative:
A Boeing 727-221F cargo plane suffered a runway excursion on landing at Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC), Ghana.
The airplane had departed Lagos (LOS) on a cargo flight on behalf of DHL Aviation. Flight 111 had been cleared to land on runway 21 at Accra about the time a thunderstorm was over the airfield. After touchdown the airplane could not be stopped on the runway. It ran off the end of the runway, went through the perimeter fence and struck a taxi and a minivan on Giffard Road, opposite of the El Wak Stadium. Ten occupants of the Mercedes-Benz TN 207 minivan died. Two others were reportedly also killed in the accident. The crew members of the Boeing 727 survived.

An investigation revealed that the airplane touched down 6000 feet down the 11.165 ft long runway.

Accra Airport has a single asphalt runway, 03/21, 11,165 ft / 3,403m in length.

Weather reported one hour before the time of the accident was:
DGAA 021800Z 17005KT 9999 FEW016 SCT031 FEW030CB 27/24 Q1013 TEMPO 5000 -TSRA BKN010
18:00 UTC (18:00 local time): Wind 170 degrees at 5 knots; Visibility 10+ km; few clouds at 1600 feet AGL; scattered clouds at 3100 feet AGL; few cumulonimbus clouds at 3000 feet AGL; Temperature 27░C, Dew point 24░C; pressure 1013 mb; temporary: visibility 5000 m during thunderstorm and rain with broken clouds at 1000 feet AGL.


Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» GhanaWeb
» AFP


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
16 APR 1982 N368PA Boeing First flight
26 MAY 1982 N368PA Pan American World Airways delivered
04 DEC 1991 N368PA Pan American World Airways operated Pan Am's last revenue flight (PA436, Bridgetown-Miami)
MAR 1992 N368PA stored at Albuquerque, NM
22 JAN 1993 N368PA Express One registered
AUG 1994 N368PA Express One converted to -221F freighter
09 DEC 1997 C-FACN All Canada Express registered
19 SEP 2006 5N-BJN Allied Air bought

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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 Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport to Accra-Kotoka Airport as the crow flies is 398 km (249 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.
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