HISTORY OF THE FLIGHT
On 12th September, 2018 at about 2020hrs, a chartered flight 5N-BOD, a Gulfstream G IV aircraft with registration 5N-BOD belonging to Skybird Air Ltd, on an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight plan, departed Murtala Mohammed International Airport (DNMM) Lagos, RWY 18R for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (DNAA), Abuja with One (01) person, 5 crew on board and endurance of four hours. The Captain was the Pilot Flying (PF) while the First Officer was the Pilot Monitoring (PM).
According to the Captain, the enroute weather was stormy and cruise at FL 350 avoiding weather almost all the way. Following an uneventful flight enroute, the aircraft was in contact with the DNAA Approach Radar and was given Radar Vectors for an ILS approach RWY 22. The aircraft intercepted the runway centerline at about 15 NM to touchdown and slowed down to configure having been number one in the approach sequence.
The Captain also stated that “The rain on landing was heavier than the advised slight rain and on touchdown, the aircraft did not slow down as normal”. At that time, he remarked that he 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.
After the aircraft finally came to a complete stop, engines were shut down normally and forward main entry door opened.
The Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) arrived the scene and evacuated all persons on board unhurt.
The accident occurred at night.