ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 707-3D3C JY-ADO Kano International Airport (KAN)
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Date:Monday 22 January 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-3D3C
Operating for:Nigeria Airways
Leased from:Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines
Registration: JY-ADO
MSN: 20494/850
First flight: 1971-01-14 (2 years )
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 170 / Occupants: 193
Total:Fatalities: 176 / Occupants: 202
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kano International Airport (KAN) (   Nigeria)
Crash site elevation: 476 m (1562 feet) amsl
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jeddah International Airport (JED/OEJD), Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:Lagos/Ikeja International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
The Boeing 707 had been chartered by Nigeria Airways to fly pilgrims back from Jeddah to Lagos. Bad weather at Lagos forced the crew to divert to Kano. The aircraft touched nosewheel first steady and heavy with main wheels barely in contact with the runway. The nosewheel entrenched itself then collapsed. The main gear contacted later in rapid deceleration, pierced the main wings and the aircraft collapsed along the runway centreline. A fire broke out and after a prolonged pause the passengers and crew evacuated.

Runway excursion

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photo of Boeing-707-3D3C-JY-ADO
accident date: 22-01-1973
type: Boeing 707-3D3C
registration: JY-ADO

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Jeddah International Airport to Lagos/Ikeja International Airport as the crow flies is 4172 km (2608 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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