Runway Excursion: Aero Contractors Boeing 737-500, 5N-BLE, Jos, 21st August 2010


  • Report No
  • Reg. No
  • Operator
    Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited
  • Aircraft Type
    Boeing 737-500
  • Occurence
    Serious Incident
  • Report Date
    Thursday, May 21, 2015


Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) was notified of the serious incident on the same day 21st of August, 2010 and investigators arrived in Jos in the morning of the next day 22nd of August, 2010. All other stakeholders were notified.

On 21st of August, 2010, about 1738 hrs, Aero Contractors flight 210, a Boeing 737-500, 5N-BLE, skidded off the threshold of runway 28 while landing on approach into Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos, Plateau State. The flight was operating under the provisions of NCAA regulations as a scheduled domestic passenger flight from LOS to Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos. The flight departed LOS about 1627 hrs, with two pilots, three flight attendants, and 87 passengers on
board. The airplane commenced an approach and touched down with the Right Main Wheel 135 metres from the threshold, skidded off the runway 28 to the left into the grass area, damaged three runway light assemblies and uprooted the armored cables at the airport. All 92 persons on board sustained little or no injury, and the aircraft was substantially damaged. The airplane was operated on an instrument meteorological condition (IMC) flight plan. The incident happened at about 1738 hours.

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