Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 5N-BPT,
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Date:Tuesday 29 April 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8D model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
Owner/operator:Aerocontractors Company of Nigeria
Registration: 5N-BPT
MSN: 4078
Year of manufacture:2002
Total airframe hrs:19862 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) -   Nigeria
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM)
Destination airport:Kaduna Airport (KAD/DNKA)
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A DHC-8-400 belonging to Aerocontractors Nigeria was parked on the ramp at Lagos' Murtala Muhammed Airport, Nigeria. As passengers were boarding the aircraft, a baggage loader vehicle rammed through the pressurized area of the lower fuselage
section of the cargo compartment on the port side of the aircraft, damaging its skin, stringers and the baggage loader vehicle.
The vehicle stopped at a distance of about 110 ft from the incident aircraft. The personnel who drove the baggage loader sustained
serious injuries from the impact resulting in the loss of consciousness.

Causal Factor:
The NAHCO personnel who operated the baggage loader vehicle was neither employed to operate the vehicle, nor was he authorized to do so.
Contributory Factor:
1. The rostered driver of the baggage loader vehicle was not available at the time of the occurrence.
2. The non-adherence to NAHCO Safe Operating Procedures by the Ramp manager.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Report number: NAHCO-AERO/2014/04/29/F
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 11 months
Download report: Final report




photo (c) AIB Nigeria; Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS); 29 April 2014

photo (c) AIB Nigeria; Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS); 29 April 2014

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