Date & Time: Apr 27, 2010 at 1830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Landing (descent or approach)
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Niamey - Arlit
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
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.
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.