- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: December 10, 2005
Time: 14:08
Location: Near Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Operator: Sosoliso Airlines
Flight #: 1145
Route: Abuja - Port Harcourt
AC Type: McDonnell DC-9-32
Registration: 5N-BFD
cn / ln: 47562/685
Aboard: 110   (passengers:103  crew:7)
Fatalities: 108   (passengers:101  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane crash-landed and burst into flames in a lightning storm while attempting to land at Port Harcourt Airport. Pilot error. The crew's decision to continue to approach below the decision altitude without having the runway in sight. It was recommended to improve the training of Nigerian pilots to recognize and recover from adverse weather conditions including windshear. Also, airports and aircraft should be equipped with instruments to detect windshear. In addition, it was recommended that airports and aircraft be equipped with instruments to detect windshear.
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