Plane crash of Tu-134A Airport Lagos Murtala. 1995
Plane crash of Tu-134A Airport Lagos Murtala. 1995

Plane crash of the Tu-134A airlines KomiAvia (leased by the Nigerian airline) Airport in Lagos Murtala

  • Date of the crash: 24.06.1995, the

  • The time of the crash: 14: 10

  • Country plane crash: Nigeria

  • Place the crash: Lagos Airport

  • Type of aircraft: Tu-134A

  • Registration of aircraft: RA65617

  • Aviation company name: Harka Air Service

Chronology of events:

The crew got the information on the actual weather at the airport in Lagos: height of cloud m 270, 10 points Clear wind 4,6 m / s, 210 degree temperature + 25 ° C, pressure 1009 mb light rain.

According to eyewitnesses and crew, at the time of landing there was a heavy rain shower with a big wind change in direction and force. By the time of landing at the airport, Lagos had not been brought on board changes in weather conditions. According to the information of the crew, when aligned over the strip, the aircraft fell into a zone of torrential rain and lateral tailwind. After landing with a flight due to the presence of a layer of water on the strip, the braking was inefficient. The aircraft beyond the CPB rolled out and, running on the ground 147 m with a lateral deviation to the left at 68 m from the axis of the strip, collided with the right main support of the chassis with a concrete bridge through the drainage ditch. In the event of a collision, the aircraft's structure was destroyed and subsequently ignited. The evacuation of passengers by flight attendants and crew, due to the low level of their interaction, was unsatisfactory. After extinguishing the fire and evacuating passengers it was discovered that 15 passengers did not leave the board, but hid in the toilets and the rear cargo compartment, and as a result died. As a result, the upper half of the fuselage burned down completely to the 32 frame.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 80: 6 74 crew members and passengers. Total killed 15 people: 15 passengers.

Details of the crash:

Phase of flight: landing or mileage

Identify the causes of the crash: crew error, weather conditions, ATC error

Data on the plane:

  • aircraft Brand: Tu-134A

  • Aircraft ID: RA65617

  • Country where registered aircraft: Russia

  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 17.05.1974

  • Serial number of the aircraft: 08068

Flight data:

  • Tour type: Regular passenger

  • Aviation Company: Harka Air Service

  • The country, which was registered aviation company: Nigeria

  • Flying from: Kaduna

  • I flew to Lagos

  • Original item: Kaduna

  • A final point: Lagos

The details:

The findings, which investigated plane crash

The reason for the disaster: roll out of the aircraft at a run for the border strip and the crash that caused the structural failure of the aircraft and cause a fire, a combination of factors:

- The poor quality of meteorological support organization at the airport of Lagos, in the end the crew had no authentic information on wind speed and direction at the stage of actual doposadochnogo decline, which caused the landing of the aircraft with a large flight from touchdown;

- Presence on the strip of the water layer, as the crew had not been informed before boarding. This led to a reduction in braking effectiveness of aircraft wheels and the exit mode gidroglissirovaniya;

-neispolzovanie crew to go to the second round with a sharp hit in terms of hazardous weather on the final approach segment, and an erroneous assessment of the actual length of the remaining band for secure closure during landing in heavy rains hit;

- Violation of the Flight Manual for placement and the number of cabin crew on landing, causing unnoticed penetration 15 passengers toilets and rear carrier after rolling out of the plane and their deaths when fire flicker occasionally;

- Poor organization of rescue and emergency operations at the airport in Lagos.

Additional information:

Information about the crew:

  • KBC VV Lerner