Date & Time:
Jun 10, 2005 at 1459 LT
Runway 09/27 at Lokichogio airport (1,800 metres long) was blocked by a 748 Air Services's Andover which belly landed less than two hours earlier. On approach, Lockheed's crew was informed by ATC that landing was impossible due the previous incident and that the landing distance was unsufficient. So, crew was instructed to divert to Eldoret Airport but captain told ATC that was not possible due to low fuel reserve and elected to land on the remaining runway. The Hercules landed hard and broke in two just behind the wings. Crew continued the landing process and the aircraft eventually hit with its right wing the Andover registered 5Y-SFE and came to rest. While all five occupants were uninjured, aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
Improper decision on part of the crew to land on a short runway obstructed by an aircraft which previously crashed.