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Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Mt Aberdare: 10 killed

Date & Time: Jun 5, 2018 at 1702 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-CAC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Kitale – Nairobi
MSN:
208B-0525
YOM:
1996
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
On the way from Kitale to Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with limited visibility. While cruising at an altitude of 11,000 feet, the single engine airplane struck the slope of a mountain located in the Aberdare Mountain Range, about 75 km north of Nairobi. The wreckage was found in the morning of June 7. The airplane disintegrated on impact and all 10 occupants have been killed.

Crash of a Fokker 50 in Nairobi: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jul 2, 2014 at 0400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-CET
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Nairobi - Mogadishu
MSN:
20262
YOM:
26
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta Airport runway 06, while climbing by night, crew lost control of the aircraft that crashed in flames in the residential area of Embakasi located in the vicinity of the airport, less than 2 km from the runway end. All four crew were killed while the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. The airplane was en route to Mogadishu on an early morning cargo flight with a load of khat on board.

Crash of a Harbin Yunsunji Y-12-II in El Wak: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 12, 2014
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mandera – El Wak – Garissa – Nairobi
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from El Wak, bound for Garissa, aircraft crashed for unknown reason. The copilot was killed while all 11 other occupants were injured. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Let 410UVP-E9 in Ngerende: 4 killed

Date & Time: Aug 22, 2012 at 1217 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-UVP
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ngerende - Mombasa
MSN:
912627
YOM:
1991
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Aircraft was on its way from Ngerende Airstrip in Masai Mara Reserve to Mombasa with 11 tourist and a crew of two on board. Shortly after take off, while making a left turn, twin engine aircraft stalled and nosed down before crashing in a field one km from the airstrip. Both Kenyan pilots and two German passengers were killed as nine others occupants were injured, three seriously. Aircraft was destroyed by impact forces. The 11 passengers were respectively 5 Germans, 4 Americans and two Czechs.

Crash of a Cessna 401 in Nairobi: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 21, 2011 at 1523 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
5Y-CAE
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Nairobi - Marsabit - Lodwar - Nairobi
MSN:
401-0011
YOM:
1967
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Nairobi-Wilson Airport in the morning for a flight to Marsabit and Lodwar, carrying exam documents. While returning to Wilson Airport in the afternoon, aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field for unknown reasons. The pilot and a passenger were killed as the second passenger was seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 500CRF in Nairobi

Date & Time: Jan 27, 2011
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5X-FFD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nairobi - Nairobi
MSN:
10530
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft was performing a test flight following a maintenance program. Crew consisted of two pilots and two engineers. During take off on runway 07, captain decided to abort for unknown reasons. Aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining runway, overrun, went through a fence, lost its nose gear and came to rest in a field. All four occupants were slightly injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Beechcraft 1900D in Nairobi: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 9, 2009 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-VVQ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Nairobi-Mogadiscio
MSN:
UE-250
YOM:
1996
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

Shortly after takeoff from Nairobi-Wilson airport, crew informed ATC about technical problem and obtained permission to return quickly. On final approach, the aircraft hit a fence and burst into flames. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Boeing 707 in Mombasa

Date & Time: Oct 13, 2009
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
J5-GGU
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
19372/655
YOM:
1967
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On approach to Mombasa-Moi Airport, aircraft was too low and hit approach lights. It landed safely but while evacuating the runway to the taxiway, right main gear collapsed. All three crew were unhurt while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair and abandoned in Mombasa.

Crash of a Cessna 404 Titan in Nairobi: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 14, 2009 at 1920 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
5Y-PAX
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nairobi-Nairobi
MSN:
404-0104
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:

Shortly after takeoff, while on a training flight, the twin engine aircraft stalled, crashed and burst into flames. One pilot was killed while the other one was seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Let 410 in Kichwa Tembo

Date & Time: Jul 10, 2008 at 0820 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-VVB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
962704
YOM:
1996
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On take off run, copilot noticed abnormal parameters on right engine and a possible engine failure. Captain confirmed and decided to abort the take off procedure. Aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining runway 08, overrun and came to stop 140 meters further on. All 13 occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond economical repair.
Probable cause:
Possible right engine failure detected by crew on take off.