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Last updated: 22 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 31 December 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace BAe-125-700B
Operator:Nigerian Government
Registration: 5N-AXP
C/n / msn: 257203
First flight: 1984
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:37 km (23.1 mls) from Kaduna (   Nigeria)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Official state flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Kaduna Airport (KAD/DNKA), Nigeria
Narrative:
Crashed on approach after having been cleared to descend to 4500 feet.

Probable Cause:

CAUSES: "The pilot's lack of awareness of altitude due to distraction in the aircraft or judgement error, or false cues from lights on the ground."



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