The aircraft was on a scheduled flight from Banjul to James Spriggs Payne Airfield, Monrovia, Liberia via Lungi International Airport, Sierra Leone. The approach was normal. The aircraft appeared too high as it crossed the runway threshold at about 150 feet and landed at about 3,000 ft from the threshold. The landing was hard and the Aircraft bounced. Deceleration was
poor braking action because of the wet runway. The aircraft maintained a speed of close to 80 knots as it ran off the end of the runway.
The aircraft went into a depression 7 feet deep off the end of the runway for a distance of 390 feet before coming to rest in sand. The landing was at 1158 UTC.
The accident was notified to the DCA at 1230 UTC on August 18, 1994 and the investigation began the same day with representatives from Nigeria as the state of registry and the Directorate of Civil Aviation Liberia, as the state of occurrence. The Investigator-in-charge was the Acting Director of Civil Aviation, Liberia.
Further notification was made to the FAA as the state of manufacture and McDonnell Douglas as manufacturer of aircraft on 19th August through the United States Embassy near Monrovia.