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Type:Silhouette image of generic L39 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros
Owner/operator:303 FTS Nigerian AF
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1.1 km from Uyo Airport, Akwa Ibom State -   Nigeria
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Calabar Airport (CBQ/DNCA)
Destination airport:Uyo Airport (AKIA)
A Nigerian Air Force L-39 trainer and light attack jet has crashed whilst on a routine training mission, but both pilots managed to eject safely.

The aircraft, from 303 Flying Training School at Kano, came down near Uyo airport in Akwa Ibom State on Friday. Both pilots ejected safely.

Captain Jari Williams, managing director of Ibom Airport Development Company Limited, on Sunday said that the Akwa Ibom International Airport (AKIA) and the Margaret Ekpo International Airport (MEIA), Calabar, were jointly earmarked as the operation zone for this year’s Staff Continuity Training Exercise & Sports Week of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), which the L-39 was taking part in.

“The preliminary exercise commenced at the AKIA on Tuesday 25th October, 2011 and has been very successful in the last three days. On Friday 28th October, 2011, seven NAF airplanes departed MEIA en-route AKIA out of which six landed safely. Unfortunately, at 19.09 hours, one of the aircraft with two pilots on board crash-landed 1,100 meters from Runway 21. The AKIA aerodrome rescue and fire fighting safety team on activation responded promptly to the incident.


Revision history:

29-Oct-2011 06:37 harro Added
30-Oct-2011 04:11 harro Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
04-Nov-2011 11:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2015 00:17 Oezil Updated [Operator, Narrative]
21-Jan-2016 21:12 Anon. Updated [Damage]

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