Date & Time: Sep 26, 1992 at 1735 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Lagos - Kaduna - Jos
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Just after liftoff, while in initial climb, two engines lost power simultaneously then failed. The crew elected to find a suitable area for an emergency landing when a third engine failed. The aircraft stalled, entered a nose down attitude and crashed in a swampy area near the airport. All 159 occupants were killed, among them military personnels from Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Civilians were also among the passengers.
It is believed that the engine failed because the fuel was contaminated with water and bacteria.