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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76448
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Time:17:38 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B735 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-522
Owner/operator:Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited (ACN)
Registration: 5N-BLE
MSN: 26672/2343
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 92
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Jos Airport (JOS/DNJO) -   Nigeria
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM)
Destination airport:Jos Airport (JOS/DNJO)
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
The Boeing 737 suffered a runway excursion after a low level wind shear encounter on landing at Jos Airport, Nigeria. Both tyres of the nose landing gear reportedly deflated in the incident. The aircraft touched down with the Right Main Wheel 135 metres from the threshold, skidded off the runway 28 to the left into the grass area, damaged three runway light assemblies and uprooted the armoured cables at the airport. there were no injuries.

Causal Factor
The decision of the crew to continue the approach in an unstabilized condition, coupled with the Captain in-appropriate attempt to take over control of the aircraft.
Contributory Factors
1. Fatigue, which impaired the Captainís performance and reflected the effects of a long, demanding duty day associated with check airman functions.
2. Poor Crew Resource Management.
3. The prevailing weather condition.
Two safety recommendations were made.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

5 Jun 2015 5N-BLE Aero Contractors 0 en route Kaduna Airport non
21 Mar 2021 5N-BLE Aero Contractors 0 near Kano-Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN/DNKN) unk
Bird strike.


Photo of 5N-BLE courtesy

Lasham (EGHL)
1 December 2008; (c) Ian Howat

Revision history:

22-Aug-2010 06:48 harro Added
25-Aug-2010 11:26 Anon. Updated [Source]
15-Aug-2015 11:19 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2015 11:20 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

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