On 4th October, 2013 at about 20:59 h, a Boeing 747-200 aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-JRM, operated by Kabo Air Limited as a charter (Hajj) flight with call sign QNK617, departed Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (DNKN) Nigeria, en route King Abdul-Aziz International Airport Jeddah (OEJN), Saudi Arabia via Sultan Abubakar Airport, Sokoto (DNSO). There were 512 persons on board, inclusive of 18 crew members.
During the approach to land, QNK617 impacted the Localizer Antenna/Approach Lighting System, touched down 100m short of RWY 26 threshold at 21:40 h and continued with the landing roll onto the runway until it came to a stop. The aircraft then taxied to the apron.
There was no reported injury to persons on board.