N497AG, a HS 125 aircraft departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 1825hrs enroute Portharcourt on a business trip. There were five persons on board; three crew and two passengers. According to the Captain, the flight from Abuja and approach into runway 21 of Port Harcourt International airport was uneventful.
At 1913hrs, when the aircraft was six miles to touch down, the crew reported to the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) that they had field in sight. The ATC cleared the aircraft to land but to exercise caution as the runway surface was wet. The crew experienced a light rain at about 1.3 nautical miles to touchdown, after sighting the PAPI and runway lights on an ILS approach.