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Last updated: 21 February 2019
Date:Sunday 17 September 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-212
Operator:Nigerian Air Force - NAF
Registration: NAF033
C/n / msn: 8229
First flight: 1994
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Vande Ikya (   Nigeria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Abuja International Airport (ABV/DNAA), Nigeria
Destination airport:Bebi Airstrip (DNBB), Nigeria
The Dornier, carrying military officers for a retreat at the Obudu Cattle Ranch. The airplane flew into a hillside, 18nm from the Ranch.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Abuja International Airport to Bebi Airstrip as the crow flies is 347 km (217 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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Dornier 228

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  • 31st loss
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