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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228790
Last updated: 25 April 2020
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Date:07-SEP-2019
Time:05:17 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-4B5
Owner/operator:Max Air
Registration: 5N-DBK
C/n / msn: 26403/1095
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 570
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Minna Airport (MXJ/DNMN), Niger State -   Nigeria
Phase: Landing
Nature:International Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jeddah-Prince Abdullah Air Base (JED/OEJN)
Destination airport:Minna Airport (MXJ/DNMN)
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Narrative:
Max Air Flight NR2092 was a charter flight from Jeddah-PrinceAbdullah Air Base (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabia, to Minna Airport (MXJ/DNMN), Nigeria.

During the final approach while passing 2000 ft, the ILS signal was erratic on glideslope and localizer, according to the captain. At that point, the autopilot was disengaged and aircraft was hand flown on visual cues to landing. At touchdown the aircraft drifted slightly right of centerline and while making correction to bring the aircraft to the centerline it over banked. As a result, the number one engine impacted the runway surface, causing damage to the engine cowl and thrust reverser cowls.

Sources:

https://aib.gov.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/PRELIMINARY-REPORT-ON-THE-MAX-AIR-5N-DBK-SEPT-2019.pdf

https://www.today.ng/business/transport/controversy-trails-max-air-emergency-landing-minna-airport-250748
https://thenationonlineng.net/just-inplane-conveying-pilgrims-crash-lands-in-niger/
https://www.sunnewsonline.com/emergency-landing-at-minna-airport-as-560-returning-pilgrims-escape-death/
https://punchng.com/550-returning-pilgrims-escape-death-in-niger/
https://nigeriahajjcom.gov.ng/2019/07/09/airlift/


Images:


Photo: AIB Nigeria

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Sep-2019 19:14 ryan Added
07-Sep-2019 19:19 harro Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Sep-2019 19:19 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source]
07-Sep-2019 19:50 Geno Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source]
07-Sep-2019 20:22 RobertMB Updated [Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
16-Sep-2019 06:39 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2020 21:04 harro Updated [Time, Total occupants, Source, Narrative, Photo]
12-Feb-2020 21:04 harro Updated [Source]

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