Posted by Sade Williams
The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has released the preliminary report of the Skybird chartered aircraft with registration number 5N-BOD, a Gulfstream G IV, which overran the runway on landing, Wednesday at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The aircraft operating on an instrument Flight Rules (IFR), departed Muritala Muhammed International Airport; Lagos for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja overshot the runway and ended up in the mud causing delay and flight cancellation at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on 13th September, 2018.
The report stated: “The rain on landing was heavier than the advised slight rain and on touched down; the aircraft did not slow down as normal. At that time, the captain deployed the speed brakes manually, and applied maximum braking. However, the deployment of thrust reversers could not stop the aircraft on the wet and slippery runway. The aircraft exited the end of the runway and came to a stop in a mud; at a distance of 71m from the end of RWY 22 stop way”.
AIB stated that no injury was sustained by the passenger and the crew on board when the aircraft finally came to complete stop.