Smoke-in-the-cabin: Aero Contractors Bombardier DHC-8-Q400, 5N-BPU, Lagos, 18th April 2017


  • Report No
  • Reg. No
  • Operator
    Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited
  • Aircraft Type
    Bombardier DHC-8-Q400
  • Occurence
    Serious Incident
  • Report Date
    Thursday, April 18, 2019


On the 18th of April, 2017 at 17:00 h, a Bombardier DHC-8-Q400 aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-BPU, operated by Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited as a scheduled flight NIG316, on an Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) Flight Plan, departed Port Harcourt International Airport for Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos with 4 crew and 53 passengers on board. The captain was the pilot flying (PF) while the co-pilot was the pilot monitoring (PM). The incident flight was the sixth sector and the last flight scheduled for the day as the aircraft had operated five previous sectors.

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