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Last updated: 30 July 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 25 Oktober 2012
Zeit:18:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Fluggesellschaft:Taraba State Government
Kennzeichen: 5N-BMJ
Werknummer: 208B2098
Baujahr: 2009
Betriebsstunden:999
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:615
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:13,7 km (8.6 Meilen) W of Yola Airport (YOL) (   Nigeria)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
Flug von:Jalingo Airport, Nigeria
Flug nach:Yola Airport (YOL/DNYO), Nigeria
Unfallbericht:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, 5N-BMJ, was destroyed after impacting terrain while on approach to Yola Airport (YOL), Nigeria.
The airplane operated on a domestic flight after sunset from Jalingo Airport to Yola. At 18:25 the pilot reported the airfield in sight.
The aircraft descended until the empennage struck a tall dry tree about 14 km short of Yola Airport. The tail section separated and the aircraft hit the ground. All occupants survived with various degrees of injuries. One of the victims was the Taraba State Governor, Danbaba Suntai.
The investigation revealed that the throttle control position was found at below-idle beta position. It was further determined that the pilot had 58 hours in Cessna 172 aircraft with no type rating for the Cessna 208B and no night-time or instrument ratings.

Probable Cause:

Causal Factors:
The Bureau could not conclusively determine the cause of this accident, however the investigation identified the following factors:
- The pilot was not certified, qualified and not competent to fly the aircraft.
- The decision of the pilot to operate a VFR flight after sunset.
- Inadequate oversight by the Regulatory Authority.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 years and 6 months
Accident number: MWTTSG/2012/10/25/F
Download report: Final report

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photo of Cessna-208B-Grand-Caravan-5N-BMJ
accident date: 25-10-2012
type: Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
registration: 5N-BMJ
photo of Cessna-208B-Grand-Caravan-5N-BMJ
accident date: 25-10-2012
type: Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
registration: 5N-BMJ
 

Map
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 Jalingo Airport to Yola Airport as the crow flies is 131 km (82 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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