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Rift Valley

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Maji Moto

Date & Time: Sep 11, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-CDH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
208B-0608
YOM:
1997
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in Maji Moto, Rift Valley. All three occupants escaped with various injuries and the aircraft was destroyed.

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 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.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Lokichogio

Date & Time: Nov 1, 2006 at 1344 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9L-LFQ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nairobi-Lokichogio
MSN:
2 4 005 02
YOM:
1962
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

On landing on runway 27, the aircraft bounced three times and lost its nose gear. It overrun the runway and came to rest hundred metres further on. All occupants escaped without injury but the aircraft was written off. Wrong approach configuration by crew seems to be the cause of the accident.

Crash of a Harbin Yunsunji Y-12 in Marsabit: 14 killed

Date & Time: Apr 10, 2006 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
KAF132
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Nairobi-Marsabit
MSN:
0098
YOM:
2000
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Aircraft flight hours:
1032
Circumstances:
While on approach in poor weather conditions (heavy rain), the twin engine aircraft struck a mountain few km short of runway.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Lokichogio

Date & Time: Jun 10, 2005 at 1459 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
S9-BAS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
El Obeid-Lokichogio
MSN:
4472
YOM:
1972
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
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.
Probable cause:

Improper decision on part of the crew to land on a short runway obstructed by an aircraft which previously crashed.

Crash of a Hawker-Siddeley Andover C.1 in Lokichogio

Date & Time: Jun 10, 2005 at 1307 LT
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-SFE
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lokichogio-Boma-Torit-Natinga-Lokichogio
MSN:
SET06
YOM:
1966
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a humanitarian flight from Sudan to Lokichoggio to pick food on an air-bridge on behalf of the United Nations Organisation (UNO). The aircraft landed on its belly due to the fact that the crew forgot to lower the gear.

Crash of a Fokker F28 in Lokichogio

Date & Time: Dec 7, 2003 at 1337 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-NNN
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nairobi-Lokichoggio
MSN:
11231
YOM:
1986
Flight number:
HSA812
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
23
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On landing, the aircraft did not decelerate as excepted and overran the runway. It went through a fence and came to rest in a ditch.