Accident: Bellview Airlines Ltd B737-200 Reg. 5N-BFN, 22 October 2005


  • Report No
    2/2009 (BLV 2005/10/22/F)
  • Reg. No
    5N – BFN
  • Operator
    Bellview Airlines Limited
  • Aircraft Type
    Boeing 737 – 200
  • Occurence
  • Report Date
    Friday, February 15, 2013


The accident was reported by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) to the erstwhile Accident Investigation and Prevention Bureau (AIPB) now Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Saturday 22nd of October, 2005 at 2153 hrs. The state of manufacture was notified and Accredited Representative participated in the investigation.
Bellview flight 210 was on a scheduled passenger flight from Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The aircraft was operated on an Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) plan and departed MMA at 2035 hrs with 117 persons on board. The Tower observed the aircraft execute a right-hand turn and instructed the
crew to contact Approach Control. The Control instructed the crew to report passing FL130 (13,000ft) or when crossing LAG located at 6nm from the threshold 18L. The last contact with BLV210 by Approach Control was at 2036 hrs.
Approach Control made attempt to call at 20:46:46 hrs but there was no response, which meant that the aircraft might have crashed between 20:35:35 hrs and 20:46:46 hrs.

The wreckage site was located about 10:00 hrs on Sunday, 23rd October, 2005 at Lisa village, Ogun state. The accident occured at coordinates N6048’43’’, E3018’19’’. It is worthwhile to mention that neither the flight data recorder (FDR) nor cockpit voice recorder (CVR) was recovered from the wreckage.
All the 117 persons on board were fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

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