Date & Time: Oct 29, 2006 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing 737-200
Operator:
Registration:
5N-BFK
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lagos - Abuja - Sokoto
MSN:
22891
YOM:
1983
Flight number:
ADK053
Country:
Nigeria
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
4
Pax on board:
100
Pax fatalities:
92
Other fatalities:
1
Total fatalities:
97
Aircraft flight hours:
56063
Aircraft flight cycles:
44088
Circumstances:
The aircraft was operating the flight ADK053 Lagos - Sokoto via Abuja with 110 people on board. Few passengers disembarked in Abuja. Shortly after takeoff from Abuja-Nnamdi Azikiwe airport, the 737 stalled, crashed and burst into flames in a corn field located 2 km from airport. 9 passengers were seriously injured while a woman on ground was killed. Weather conditions were described as worsering.