50 Years ago today: On 13 July 1968 a Sabena Boeing 707-329C crashed near Lagos, killing all 7 crewmembers.
|Date:||Saturday 13 July 1968|
|C/n / msn:||19211/518|
|Engines:||4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Total:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Aircraft damage:||Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||14 km (8.8 mls) N of Lagos-Murtala Muhammed Airport (LOS) ( Nigeria)|
|Departure airport:||Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), Belgium|
|Destination airport:||Lagos/Ikeja International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria|
The Boeing 707 crew had reported on procedure turn while approaching Lagos. The aircraft struck trees and crashed 8,5 miles north of the airport at 330 feet amsl.
PROBABLE CAUSE: The reason why the aircraft descended below its minimum safe altitude has not been determined.