Accident McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 5N-BBA, Wednesday 26 July 1995
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Date:Wednesday 26 July 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Owner/operator:ADC Airlines
Registration: 5N-BBA
MSN: 47217/360
Year of manufacture:1968
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 91
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Monrovia-Sprigg Payne Airport (MLW) -   Liberia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA)
Destination airport:Monrovia-Sprigg Payne Airport (MLW/GLMR)
After a flight from Lagos and Accra, the aircraft approached Monrovia in rain. The DC-9 touched down short of the runway, causing the undercarriage to collapse. The aircraft came to rest on the runway, 1600 feet from touchdown.

CAUSE: A rather flat and dangerously low approach flown by the commander of the aircraft thereby causing the main landing gear to hit the elevated threshold of the substandard runway.


Air Safety Week 9:30 7 August 1995 (7)
Scramble 196(63)



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Mojave-Kern County Airport, CA (MHV); February 1992

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