Accident BAC One-Eleven 402AP 5N-AOW, Wednesday 26 June 1991
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Date:Wednesday 26 June 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic BA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
BAC One-Eleven 402AP
Owner/operator:Okada Air
Registration: 5N-AOW
MSN: 094
Year of manufacture:1967
Total airframe hrs:35860 hours
Cycles:39057 flights
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Spey 511-14
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 53
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:6 km E of Sokoto Airport (SKO) -   Nigeria
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM)
Destination airport:Kano International Airport (KAN/DNKN)
The Okada Air BAC One-Eleven passenger jet departed Lagos Airport at 19:05 hours local time for a domestic flight to Kano, Nigeria. The flight could not follow a direct course to Kano due to a weather front.
Unable to locate Kano, the crew found out they were close to Sokoto, a city located 380 km to the west of Kano. They were now unable to head to Kano due to the weather front. Arriving near Sokoto Airport at 21:00 hours the airport was closed and lights were out.
Fuel shortage eventually forced the crew to conduct a forced landing in rolling, open country. During this landing the undercarriage separated and the airplane broke up.


Flight International
World Aircraft Accident Summary - CAP 479 / Airclaims



photo (c) Pedro de la Cruz, via Werner Fischdick; Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI); March 1989

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