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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Fecha:jueves 20 noviembre 1969
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic VC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers VC10-1101
Operador:Nigeria Airways
Registración: 5N-ABD
Numéro de série: 804
Año de Construcción: 1962-11-08 (7 years )
Horas Totales de la Célula:18431
Motores: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 540
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 76 / Ocupantes: 76
Total:Fatalidades: 87 / Ocupantes: 87
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:13 km (8.1 milles) N of Lagos/Ikeja International Airport (LOS) (   Nigeria)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kano-Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN/DNKN), Nigeria
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Lagos/Ikeja International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Número de Vuelo:WT825
The Nigeria Airways VC10 was on a flight from London to Lagos with en route stops at Rome and Kano. On the last leg of the flight, the VC10 was making a straight in runway 19 approach to Lagos when it descended below the normal approach path and struck trees. The aircraft crashed and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Not established with certainty, but most probably due to the Commander being unaware of the aircrafts actual altitude during the final approach and allowing the aircraft to come below safe height when he was not in visual contact with the ground.


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Distance from Kano-Aminu Kano International Airport to Lagos/Ikeja International Airport as the crow flies is 830 km (518 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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