Accident Gulfstream G200 5N-BTF,
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Date:Thursday 25 January 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic GALX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Gulfstream G200
Registration: 5N-BTF
MSN: 180
Year of manufacture:2007
Total airframe hrs:1421 hours
Cycles:921 flights
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Abuja International Airport (ABV) -   Nigeria
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM)
Destination airport:Abuja International Airport (ABV/DNAA)
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Gulfstream G200 corporate jet suffered an accident on landing at Abuja International Airport in Nigeria.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Lagos, where it departed at 14:28 hours local time. The captain was the Pilot Flying and the co-pilot was the Pilot Monitoring.
The departure, cruise and approach to Abuja Airport were uneventful. Although runway 04 was the active runway, the aircraft was cleared for radar vectors for a visual final approach to runway 22. The aircraft was cleared to land at 15:17 hours. The reported wind by the tower was 070°at 7 knots.
At 15:18, the aircraft landed slightly left of the runway centre line. According to the crew the aircraft started skidding left to right. The crew further reported that, as the brakes were applied, they noticed the aircraft oscillating left and right. The oscillation increased continuously until eventually the aircraft finally swivelled on the right shoulder of the runway where it came to a complete stop on a Magnetic Heading of 160°. Skid marks indicated that the aircraft steered in an S-pattern with increasing amplitude down the runway. On the last right turn, the right main wheel went into the grass and on the final left pattern, the right main landing gear strut detached from its main attachment point.

Causal Factor:
The use of improper directional control techniques to maintain the aircraft on the runway.
Contributory Factor:
Improper coordination in taking over control of the aircraft by the PM which was inconsistent with Nestoil SOP.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Report number: NESTOIL/2018/01/25/F
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Download report: Final report


Abuja airport reopened after jet mishap (, 25 Jan. 2018)

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
1 October 2013 LZ-EVL Alpha Air 0 Odessa International Airport non



photo (c) AAIB Nigeria; Abuja International Airport (ABV); 25 January 2018

photo (c) AAIB Nigeria; Abuja International Airport (ABV); 25 January 2018

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