Runway excursion Accident McDonnell Douglas DC-9-51 9G-ACM, Saturday 12 April 1997
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Date:Saturday 12 April 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC95 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-51
Owner/operator:Ghana Airways
Registration: 9G-ACM
MSN: 47755/878
Year of manufacture:1978
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 104
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Abidjan Airport (ABJ) -   Cote d'Ivoire
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA)
Destination airport:Abidjan Airport
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The aircraft first attempt to land at runway 21 was abandoned due to heavy rainfall and poor visibility. The second ILS approach was continued and the DC-9 touched down some 900 m down the wet runway. The aircraft began to veer to the left and ran off the side at 1800 m down the runway. The undercarriage collapsed.
Wind was 110deg. at 17 knots, gusting to 25kts.


ICAO Adrep
Scramble 217



photo (c) Ralph Kunadt

photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Las Palmas-Airport De Gran Canaria (LPA); 22 March 1989

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