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On 22 Jun 2019 a 737-500, 5N-BRN (25234/2411), operated by Air Peace skidded off the left hand side of Runway 21 at Port Harcourt, Nigeria at 14:47Z (15:47L) whilst landing in heavy rain.

The following details are from the preliminary report.

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According to the crew, during the approach on short finals, the runway lights were visible, the runway markings were identifiable and the ILS was functional. At landing time, the runway surface was wet due to rain.

The aircraft drifted left of runway 21 and touched down with the left main wheel on the grass verge and its right main wheel on the runway shoulder, at a distance of 1,260 m from the runway threshold

The aircraft came to a stop 1620m after the threshold of Runway 21 with the landing gears stuck in the mud. The passengers disembarked down steps at door 1R onto the grass. There were no injuries or significant damage to the aircraft.


Air Peace has had a number of events recently including the following:

15 May 2019 - 737-300 5N-BUK Hard landing at Lagos resulting in damage to the engine pod and the landing gear

22 Jun 2019 - 737-500, 5N-BRN, operated by Air Peace has skidded off the left hand side of Runway 21 at Port Harcourt, Nigeria at 14:42Z whilst landing in heavy rain.

23 Jul 2019 - 737-300 5N-BQO NLG Failure on landing at Lagos

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*** Updated 23 Nov 2020 ***

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Photo: FCCPC Nigeria

The preliminary report is available here.

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