Date & Time: Oct 25, 2012 at 1930 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 208 Caravan
Registration:
5N-BMJ
Flight Type:
Government
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jalingo-Yola
MSN:
208-2098
YOM:
2009
Country:
Nigeria
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
At 1920LT, during the approach to Yola by night and in poor weather conditions, pilot informed ATC of its estimated time of arrival at 1930LT. Little later, aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area. All six occupants, among them Danbaba Suntai, Governor of Taraba State, were injured. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair. According to Nigerian authorities, the Governor Suntai was PIC at the time of the accident.