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
Type: Boeing 707-329C
C/n / msn:19211/518
First flight:1966
Engines: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)
Phase:Approach (APR)
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:

PROBABLE CAUSE: The reason why the aircraft descended below its minimum safe altitude has not been determined.