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Last updated: 9 December 2021
Datum:donderdag 20 november 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic VC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers VC10-1101
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Nigeria Airways
Registratie: 5N-ABD
Constructienummer: 804
Bouwjaar: 1962-11-08 (7 years )
Aantal vlieguren:18431
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 540
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 11
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 76 / inzittenden: 76
Totaal:slachtoffers: 87 / inzittenden: 87
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:13 km (8.1 mijl) N of Lagos/Ikeja International Airport (LOS) (   Nigeria)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kano-Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN/DNKN), Nigeria
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lagos/Ikeja International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Kano-Aminu Kano International Airport en Lagos/Ikeja International Airport bedraagt 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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