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Last updated: 21 September 2021
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 11 June 2015
Time:18:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker 800XP
Operator:Swat Technology, LLC
Registration: N497AG
MSN: 258439
First flight: 1999
Total airframe hrs:8447
Cycles:6831
Engines: 2 Honeywell TFE731-5BR-1H
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Port Harcourt Airport (PHC) (   Nigeria)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Abuja International Airport (ABV/DNAA), Nigeria
Destination airport:Port Harcourt Airport (PHC/DNPO), Nigeria
Narrative:
The Hawker 800XP landed at Port Harcourt Airport (PHC/DNPO), Nigeria, in light rain. The captain stated that just on touchdown, the right hand and centerline lights were out and in a bid to line up with the lights the aircraft veered off the runway to the left.
The aircraft entered the grass verge but later got back to the paved runway. In the process, the nose gear collapsed.

Probable Cause:

Causal factor: Black hole effect disorientation causing low-level manoeuvre into grass verge.
Contributory factor:
1. Most of the runway 21 right edge lights were unserviceable at landing time.
2. Inadequate Crew Resource Management during approach.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 years and 2 months
Accident number: SWAT/2015/06/11/F
Download report: Final report

Classification:
Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap

Sources:
» gistarena.com.ng

METAR Weather report:
15:00 UTC / 18:00 local time:
METAR DNPO 111500Z 26004KT 8000 TS BKN012 FEW020CB 29/25 Q1010 TEMPO 15008G15KT 5000 -TSRA BKN008 FEW018CB


Follow-up / safety actions

AIB Nigeria issued 1 Safety Recommendation

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Photos

photo of Hawker-800XP-N497AG
accident date: 11-06-2015
type: Hawker 800XP
registration: N497AG
photo of Hawker-800XP-N497AG
accident date: 11-06-2015
type: Hawker 800XP
registration: N497AG
photo of Hawker-800XP-N497AG
accident date: 11-06-2015
type: Hawker 800XP
registration: N497AG
 

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 Abuja International Airport to Port Harcourt Airport as the crow flies is 443 km (277 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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