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).

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)
Abuja, Nigeria

The Investigator-in-Charge is Angus Ozoka of the AIPB. The US Accredited Representative is Dennis Jones, NTSB (Tel. 202-314-6321)

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