Accident Hawker 800XP N497AG, Thursday 11 June 2015
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Date:Thursday 11 June 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker 800XP
Owner/operator:Swat Technology, LLC
Registration: N497AG
MSN: 258439
Year of manufacture:1999
Total airframe hrs:8447 hours
Cycles:6831 flights
Engine model:Honeywell TFE731-5BR-1H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Port Harcourt Airport (PHC) -   Nigeria
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Abuja International Airport (ABV/DNAA)
Destination airport:Port Harcourt Airport (PHC/DNPO)
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Hawker 800XP landed at Port Harcourt Airport (PHC/DNPO), Nigeria, in light rain. The captain stated that just on touchdown, the right hand and centerline lights were out and in a bid to line up with the lights the aircraft veered off the runway to the left.
The aircraft entered the grass verge but later got back to the paved runway. In the process, the nose gear collapsed.

Causal factor: Black hole effect disorientation causing low-level manoeuvre into grass verge.
Contributory factor:
1. Most of the runway 21 right edge lights were unserviceable at landing time.
2. Inadequate Crew Resource Management during approach.


15:00 UTC / 18:00 local time:
METAR DNPO 111500Z 26004KT 8000 TS BKN012 FEW020CB 29/25 Q1010 TEMPO 15008G15KT 5000 -TSRA BKN008 FEW018CB

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Report number: SWAT/2015/06/11/F
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 years 1 month
Download report: Final report



photo (c) AIB Nigeria; Port Harcourt Airport (PHC); June 2015

photo (c) AIB Nigeria; Port Harcourt Airport (PHC); June 2015

photo (c) AIB Nigeria; Port Harcourt Airport (PHC); June 2015

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