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Accident description
Last updated: 20 May 2018
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 25 January 2018
Time:15:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic GALX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gulfstream G200
Operator:Nestoil
Registration: 5N-BTF
C/n / msn: 180
First flight: 2007
Total airframe hrs:1421
Cycles:921
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Abuja International Airport (ABV) (   Nigeria)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Destination airport:Abuja International Airport (ABV/DNAA), Nigeria
Narrative:
A Gulfstream G200 corporate jet suffered an accident on landing at Abuja International Airport in Nigeria.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Lagos, where it departed at 14:28 hours local time. The captain was the Pilot Flying and the co-pilot was the Pilot Monitoring.
The departure, cruise and approach to Abuja Airport were uneventful. Although runway 04 was the active runway, the aircraft was cleared for radar vectors for a visual final approach to runway 22. The aircraft was cleared to land at 15:17 hours. The reported wind by the tower was 070°at 7 knots.
At 15:18, the aircraft landed slightly left of the runway centre line. According to the crew the aircraft started skidding left to right. The crew further reported that, as the brakes were applied, they noticed the aircraft oscillating left and right. The oscillation increased continuously until eventually the aircraft finally swivelled on the right shoulder of the runway where it came to a complete stop on a Magnetic Heading of 160°. Skid marks indicated that the aircraft steered in an S-pattern with increasing amplitude down the runway. On the last right turn, the right main wheel went into the grass and on the final left pattern, the right main landing gear strut detached from its main attachment point.


The aircraft came to rest on the side of the runway. The right hand main landing gear had collapsed.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Status: Investigation ongoing

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» Abuja airport reopened after jet mishap (thecable.ng, 25 Jan. 2018)


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Distance from Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport to Abuja International Airport as the crow flies is 509 km (318 miles).

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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