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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 25 octobre 2012
Heure:18:30
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Compagnie:Taraba State Government
Immatriculation: 5N-BMJ
Numéro de série: 208B2098
Année de Fabrication: 2009
Heures de vol:999
Cycles:615
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:13,7 km (8.6 milles) W of Yola Airport (YOL) (   Nigéria)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Affaires
Aéroport de départ:Jalingo Airport, Nigéria
Aéroport de destination:Yola Airport (YOL/DNYO), Nigéria
Détails:
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

Sources:
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» Premium Times NG


Opérations de secours

AIB Nigeria issued 2 Safety Recommendations

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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
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Jalingo Airport et Yola Airport est de 131 km (82 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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