Friday, July 27, 2018

Gulfstream G200, 5N-BTF: Accident occurred January 25, 2018 at Abuja International Airport (ABV), Nigeria



On 25th of January 2018, at about 1428 hrs, a Gulfstream 200 (G200) with registration marking 5N-BTF, took off from Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos (DNMM) at 1428hrs operating a chartered flight service to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport; Abuja (DNAA) with 4 passengers and 3 crew onboard. The commander was the Pilot Flying (PF) and the co-pilot was the Pilot Monitoring (PM).

The departure, cruise and approach to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport were uneventful. The 1500hrs ATIS for the airport stated that the wind was from 070o at 7 knots. Visibility 3500m in Haze, No Significant Clouds, the temperature was 33oC/-01oC and the QNH was 1010 hPa. Although Runway 22 was the active runway, the aircraft was cleared for radar vectors for a visual final approach to Runway 22 by ATC. The load sheet recorded that the aircraft’s weight at landing was calculated to be 12,553 kg which required a target threshold indicated airspeed (IAS) of about 134 knots.

At 1516hrs, 8nm to touchdown; 5N-BTF was cleared to continue approach for runway 22.

At 1517hrs, 5N-BTF reported 4nm and was requested to report 2 nm because a preceeding aircraft was already on landing roll.  Subsequently, 5N-BTF was cleared to land runway 22. The reported wind by the tower was 070°/07knots.

At 1518hrs, the aircraft landed slightly left of the runway centre line. According to the crew, in the process of controlling, the aircraft started skidding left to right. The crew further reported that, as the brakes were applied, they noticed the aircraft oscillating left and right.  The oscillation increased continuously until eventually the aircraft finally swivel on the right shoulder of the runway where it came to a complete stop on a Magnetic Heading of 160o. Skid marks indicated that the aircraft steered in an S-pattern continuously with increasing amplitude down the runway.  On the last right turn, the right main wheel went into the grass and on the final left pattern, the right main landing gear strut detached from its main attachment point. 

The ATC immediately informed the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS), Radar and other relevant agencies. All persons on board disembarked unhurt.

Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) prevailed at the time of the occurrence.

The accident occurred at about 1520hrs, daylight.

NTSB Identification: WPR18WA083
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Thursday, January 25, 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria
Aircraft: GULFSTREAM GULFSTREAM 200, registration:
Injuries: 7 Uninjured.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On January 25, 2018, at 1818 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), a Nigerian registered Gulfstream G-200, 5N-BTF experienced a runway excursion during the landing rollout at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (DNAA), Abuja, Nigeria. The airplane departed the runway surface and the landing gear was damaged. There were no injuries to the three crew members and 4 passengers.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Accident Investigation Bureau
Murtala Muhammed International Airport
P.M.B. 016
Ikeja, Lagos
Tel.: (234) 807 709-0900
(234) 807 709-0908 / 0909 (Emergency / accident lines)
Fax: (234) 9523-2113 / 1603
Telex: 26567 FCAA NG

The Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja has been reopened after being closed on Thursday afternoon.

The runway was closed after a private jet (pictured) operated by Nest Oil skidded off the runway while landing and lost its landing gear in an attempt to return to the runway.

As of 6:35pm when this report was filed, TheCable confirmed that only incoming flights were landing and no flight had taken off from the airport.

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, first made the announcement saying the airport would be closed for 30 minutes with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) saying it had to carry out safety procedures.

A witness told TheCable that FAAN officials had to push the jet off the runway with their hands.

The runway is the only one available for use at the airport.

In 2017, the airport was closed for six weeks to allow repair works on the runway.

The Kaduna international airport was the alternative airport for flight operations at the time.

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