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Accident description
Last updated: 21 August 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 25 October 2012
Time:ca 19:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Taraba State Government
Registration: 5N-BMJ
C/n / msn: 208B-2098
First flight: 2009
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Yola Airport (YOL) (   Nigeria)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Jalingo Airport, Nigeria
Destination airport:Yola Airport (YOL/DNYO), Nigeria
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan turboprop plane, 5N-BMJ, sustained substantial damage in an accident near Yola Airport (YOL), Nigeria.
The airplane operated on a domestic flight from Jalingo Airport. At 19:20 the pilot reported the airfield in sight, estimating a landing at 19:30. This was the last contact with the flight.
The Grand Caravan was found to have crashed with all victims alive with various degrees of injuries. One of the victims was the Taraba State Governor, Danbaba Suntai.

Sources:
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Distance from Jalingo Airport to Yola Airport as the crow flies is 131 km (82 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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