Date & Time: Apr 27, 2010 at 1830 LT
Operator:
Registration:
F-GLIF
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Niamey - Arlit
MSN:
BB-192
YOM:
1974
Country:
Niger
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Arlit Airport, crew lost visual contact with runway due to sand storm. Aircraft was too low and hit the ground short of runway. It lost its undercarriage and slid several yards before coming to rest. All ten occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Causes:
Wrong approach configuration on part of the crew who did not perform a go around as he did not have any visual contact with runway.