Vliegtuigongeval op 25 OCT 2012 met Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 5N-BMJ - Yola Airport (YOL)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:donderdag 25 oktober 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Taraba State Government
Registratie: 5N-BMJ
Constructienummer: 208B2098
Bouwjaar: 2009
Aantal vlieguren:999
Aantal vluchten:615
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:13,7 km (8.6 mijl) W of Yola Airport (YOL) (   Nigeria)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Jalingo Airport, Nigeria
Vliegveld van aankomst:Yola Airport (YOL/DNYO), Nigeria
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:

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

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Jalingo Airport en Yola Airport bedraagt 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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