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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 20 Juni 1996
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic GLF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-1159 Gulfstream II
Kennzeichen: VR-BLJ
Werknummer: 40
Baujahr: 1968
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 12
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Jos Airport (JOS) (   Nigeria)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Kano-Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN/DNKN), Nigeria
Flug nach:Jos Airport (JOS/DNJO), Nigeria
Crashed after striking a radio antenna.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: In-flight collision with a communications mast that was installed by NITEL inside the obstacle limitations surface of the approach area of the airport. The weather condition was contributory to the accident and the error of the VOR navigation aid of more that 10 degrees radial was also a factor.

» The Federal Ministry of Aviation Nigeria


photo of Gulfstream-Aerospace-G-1159-Gulfstream-II-VR-BLJ
accident date: 20-06-1996
type: Gulfstream Aerospace G-1159 Gulfstream II
registration: VR-BLJ

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 Kano-Aminu Kano International Airport to Jos Airport as the crow flies is 269 km (168 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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