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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228790
Last updated: 16 September 2019
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Date:07-SEP-2019
Time:c. 05:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-4B5
Owner/operator:Max Air
Registration: 5N-DBK
C/n / msn: 26403/1095
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 559
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Minna Airport (MXJ/DNMN), Niger State -   Nigeria
Phase: Landing
Nature:International Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jeddah-Prince Abdullah Air Base (JED/OEJN)
Destination airport:Minna Airport (MXJ/DNMN)
Narrative:
Max Air Flight NR2092 was a charter flight from Jeddah--PrinceAbdullah Air Base (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabia, to Minna Airport (MXJ/DNMN), Nigeria.
According to a statement by Max Air the aircraft encountered "heavy torrential rain with unstable winds" on approach to the runway. The airline also stated the ILS signal was unreliable and that one of the engines hit the runway on landing.
Authorities claim the ILS was properly calibrated.

Sources:

https://www.today.ng/business/transport/controversy-trails-max-air-emergency-landing-minna-airport-250748
https://thenationonlineng.net/just-inplane-conveying-pilgrims-crash-lands-in-niger/
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/minna-nigeria-plane-crash-boeing-19826141
https://www.sunnewsonline.com/emergency-landing-at-minna-airport-as-560-returning-pilgrims-escape-death/
https://punchng.com/550-returning-pilgrims-escape-death-in-niger/
http://avherald.com/h?article=4cc8752f&opt=0
https://nigeriahajjcom.gov.ng/2019/07/09/airlift/

https://www.airliners.net/photo/MaxAir/Boeing-747-4B5/4845335 (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Sep-2019 19:14 ryan Added
07-Sep-2019 19:19 harro Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Sep-2019 19:19 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source]
07-Sep-2019 19:50 Geno Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source]
07-Sep-2019 20:22 RobertMB Updated [Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
16-Sep-2019 06:39 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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