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Date of Accident:17 December 1996Help
Airline:MK Airlines   Help
Aircraft:McDonnell Douglas DC-8-55F   Help
Location:Port Harcourt, NigeriaHelp
Registration:9G-MKDHelp
Previous Registrations:EC-BMV, N801FB, 5N-ATZHelp
Flight Number:---Help
Fatalities:0:4Help
MSN:45965Help
Line Number:346Help
Engine Manufacturer:Pratt & WhitneyHelp
Engine Model:JT3D-3B (Q)Help
Year of Delivery:1968Help
Accident Description:The aircraft struck trees during a VOR approach to Runway 21 at Port Harcourt's Omagwa Airport on a flight from Luxembourg. A go-around was commenced, but when the DC-8 didn't repond as expected, the pilot decided to continue to land. The aircraft touched down 250m short of the runway, hit some approach lights, ran onto the runway and then veered off the left side of the runway and caught fire.
 
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