On the 16th July, 2020 at 15:41 h, a BAe 125-800B aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-BOO, operated by Gyro Air Limited, departed Sultan Abubakar International Airport, Sokoto (DNSO) for Port Harcourt International Airport (DNPO) on an Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) flight plan with 3 crew on a positioning flight. The Pilot was the Pilot Flying (PF) while the Co-pilot was the Pilot Monitoring (PM).
The flight preceded without incident. At 16:41 h, 5N-BOO made contact with Port Harcourt Approach Control (APP) and gave estimates for Port Harcourt VOR (POT) as 17:03 h. Weather report for 16:30 h was passed to the crew as wind: 260/07 kts, visibility: 10 km, weather: nil, cloud: broken 240 m, QNH: 1012, temperature 25 °C, dew point: 23 °C.
At 16:55 h, 5N-BOO was cleared for flight level (FL) 70 and was given priority on the landing sequence. 5N-BOO was then cleared to descend below FL 70.
At 17:00 h, 5N-BOO was cleared to descend to 2400 ft and was then cleared for ILS approach runway 21. 5N-BOO reported “established” on the extended runway centre line and proceeded on the approach.