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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Estado:Preliminar
Fecha:sábado 29 noviembre 2003
Hora:02:35
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-258C
Operador:Hydro Air Cargo
Registración: ZS-OOS
Numéro de série: 21190/272
Año de Construcción: 1975-10-22 (28 years 2 months)
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7J
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 9
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed Airport (LOS) (   Nigeria)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), Bélgica
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Número de Vuelo: 501
Descripción:
Hydro Air Cargo's Boeing 747 freighter ZS-OOS was operating on a cargo flight from Brussels (BRU) to Johannesburg (JNB) with an intermediate stop at Lagos (LOS). A Notam stated that runway 19R, a 3900 x 60 meters asphalt runway, was closed because of resurfacing work. During the descent the controller at Lagos told the crew that 19R was in use. After a query by the Hydro crew he made the correction and reported that the runway in use was 19L. Apparently the approach controller cleared the flight to land on 19R. On landing the Boeing struck stacks of asphalt and the aircraft slewed left with its first engine in contact with the surface until the nose wheel came to rest in a drainage ditch.

Probable Cause:

The AIPB reported that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority did not know of the closure of the runway, nor that it was aware of the NOTAM until the accident occurred. Runway 19R was not properly closed in accordance with standard practice, as the runway lights were all switched on indicating runway serviceability.

Fuentes:
» Report blames plane crash on carelessness (Sunday Independent, 26-3-2006)
» The Guardian Nigeria
» Pictorial about the recovery of ZS-OOS at Lagos


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photo of Boeing-747-258C-ZS-OOS
accident date: 29-11-2003
type: Boeing 747-258C
registration: ZS-OOS
photo of Boeing-747-258C-ZS-OOS
accident date: 29-11-2003
type: Boeing 747-258C
registration: ZS-OOS
photo of Boeing-747-258C-ZS-OOS
accident date: 29-11-2003
type: Boeing 747-258C
registration: ZS-OOS
photo of Boeing-747-258C-ZS-OOS
accident date: 29-11-2003
type: Boeing 747-258C
registration: ZS-OOS
photo of Boeing-747-258C-ZS-OOS
accident date: 29-11-2003
type: Boeing 747-258C
registration: ZS-OOS
photo of Boeing-747-258C-ZS-OOS
accident date: 29-11-2003
type: Boeing 747-258C
registration: ZS-OOS
 

Map
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 Brussel-Zaventem Airport to Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport as the crow flies is 4894 km (3059 miles).

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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