On October 29, 2006, about 1030 UTC, 5N-BFK, Boeing 737-200, operated by Aviation Development Company Airline (ADC) as flight 053, during initial takeoff climb, crashed at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport , Abuja, Nigeria. Instrument meteorological conditions existed and an instrument flight plan was filed. Four of the 5 crew and 92 of the 100 passengers were fatally injured. One crew and 8 passengers were seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed. There was fire. The destination was Sokoto, Nigeria (SKT). Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The aircraft departed ABV on runway 22 and collided with the ground in a cornfield about 0.5 mile northwest of the runway.
The investigation is under the jurisdiction of:
Republic of Nigeria
Ministry of Aviation
Accident Investigation & Prevention Bureau (AIPB)
The Investigator-in-Charge is Angus Ozoka of the AIPB. The US Accredited Representative is Dennis Jones, NTSB (Tel. 202-314-6321)