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IRS Airlines Fokker 100 accident

Old 11th May 2014, 15:02
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IRS Airlines Fokker 100 accident

http://aviation-safety.net:
An IRS Airlines Fokker F100, operating on a post C-check ferry flight from Bratislava sustained substantial damage during a forced landing in the Ganla area in Niger.
The two pilots onboard survived, injuries undisclosed.
The airplane right hand main landing gear and nose gear collapsed during the landing.



What's "forced landing" mean?

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Old 11th May 2014, 15:07
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A forced landing generally means that they had no option but to land immediately.
This maybe implies that both engines quit and they had to find somewhere comfortable to hit the ground. Out of fuel ?
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Old 11th May 2014, 15:14
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"...operating on a post C-check ferry flight from Bratislava..." to owner I believe? Without fuel?
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Old 11th May 2014, 15:45
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T/R deployed on starboard engine, that would seem to imply it was still operating... but it certainly does appear they wanted to get down in a hurry.
Second F100 mishap in one day.
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This seems more informative:

An IRS Airlines Fokker 100, registration 5N-SIK performing a positioning flight from Bratislava (Slovakia) to Kano (Nigeria) with 2 crew, was enroute near GANLA waypoint (Niger) when radio and radar contact was lost with the aircraft. A short time later the first officer of the flight tweeted: "still alive boss" and posted a photo of the aircraft, that came to a stop without gear (unclear whether a belly landing was attempted or whether the gear collapsed on landing).

Nigeria's Civil Aviation Authorities confirmed the aircraft lost radio contact at about 20:00L (19:00Z) when enroute near Ganla (Niger), Niamey Airport was informed and ready for a possible emergency landing.

GANLA waypoint is located at N13.7514 E8.3294 (Niger) about 104nm north of Kano (Nigeria).

The location of the emergency landing is still unknown at this time except for being within the borders of Niger, neighbour country of Nigeria.

5N-SIK had been in Slovakia for a C-Check following a hydraulics problem which prompted Niger's Civil Aviation Authority to ground the airline in October 2013 as the airline no longer had a minimum of two serviceable aircraft. The return of 5N-SIK was eagerly awaited by the airline to be able to resume service.

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Old 11th May 2014, 16:12
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I fly over Ganla Waypoint everyday...did that happen yesterday? there was quite some weather in the area which made us cancel our flight.

GANLA is 10 minutes from Zinder Airport (DRZR) which has a nice runway.

Knowing how dark it gets in this area at Night, with absolutely no visual clues, they did a good job surviving an emergency landing
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Old 12th May 2014, 19:07
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something fishy here

There's something not quite right here; first loosing all coms as we've heard during the MH370 episode is suspicious with so many back up systems and if they ran out of fuel how the T/Rs work even with a belly landing and no tracks or debris, scratches on the paint work apart from bent up flaps, on the stb wing.
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As the thrust reversers are deployed, it is reasonable to assume the undercarriage was down when the aircraft landed.
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Old 12th May 2014, 19:36
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Agree on fishy. Is there cell phone service in the vicinity of Ganla?
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Old 12th May 2014, 20:41
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Hi Caboclo,

Yes there is cellphone coverage in the ganla area.
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The pilots stated, that their "FMS led them off course, they were unable to find their location via VOR's, were running out of fuel, lost, so they decided to put it down where they could."
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Old 13th May 2014, 06:46
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Scrappy,

and where exactly was that? There is still no information on the location where this happened.
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Old 13th May 2014, 08:20
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ASN Aircraft accident Fokker 100 5N-SIK Ganla
An IRS Airlines Fokker F100, operating on a post C-check ferry flight from Bratislava sustained substantial damage during a forced landing in the Ganla area in Niger.
Accident: IRS F100 near GANLA on May 10th 2014, loss of radio contact and emergency landing

I have no idea how remote the area is, in terms of radar coverage, navaids and VDF, but for two professional pilots to lose all means of navgation, however crude, and fail to resolve that situation and/or inform ATC before becoming critically low on fuel is difficult to understand.
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Old 13th May 2014, 08:22
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IRS Airlines Fokker 100 accident

I agree, And still however managed to tweet about it!!!?
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Old 13th May 2014, 11:02
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Should've used the GPS on his cellphone.
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Its also possible he tweeted about it at the hotel or any other place once they were rescued.
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Old 13th May 2014, 15:23
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First tweet after crash "still alive boss" was 1:02 PM - 11 May 2014 so it was about half a day from landing time.
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Old 13th May 2014, 16:05
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Just Google F/O name...JamyL MD Abubakar.
According lot of aviation sites, it seems that we could have here much more than we already knows:

Am grateful to God. How we survived is another story, I live to be greater. I love flying anyday anytime. Thanks everyone for #support : PilotJamboy
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Crew Being Interviewed

The crew is being interviewed by 5 investigators of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) of Nigeria. Reportedly crashed at Kwasi Posa village in Niger Republic after it flew into a sandstorm.

As reported "After the sandstorm, the plane lost contact with the Kano Airport control tower, hovered for hours in the air and later ran out of fuel, which prompted the pilots to land crash (sic) the plane in the village."

Link here:
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Old 16th May 2014, 21:13
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The TAM aeroplane was a combination of factors. If the TR deploys inadvertently, the thrust-lever goes to idle and the aircraft is controllable. In that accident a tremendous force was used by the pilots to move the thrust-lever, to try and get more power. I was flying the -100 at the time, and this became a sim-check exercise. IIRC, it requires almost the force of a large boot behind it to move that lever.
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