Accident Embraer EMB-110P1A Bandeirante 5N-AXS,
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Date:Friday 31 January 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Embraer EMB-110P1A Bandeirante
Owner/operator:Skypower Express Airways
Registration: 5N-AXS
MSN: 110458
Year of manufacture:1984
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:0,7 km N of Yola Airport (YOL) -   Nigeria
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Jos Airport (JOS/DNJO)
Destination airport:Yola Airport (YOL/DNYO)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft crashed short of runway 17 in bad visibility after circling the airport for approx. one hour. The aircraft clipped trees and power lines, lost control and crashed 700 m short of the runway threshold.

CAUSE: Failure to maintain the aircraft above the Minimum Descent Altitude while the aircraft was not positioned in the final landing phase.


Aircraft Illustrated Apr. 1997 (13)
The Federal Ministry of Aviation Nigeria


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