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 L-410UVP-E9 in Ngerende

Date & Time: Apr 17, 2002
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
5Y-UAS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ngerende – Nairobi
MSN:
84 13 24
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
17
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll from a dirt strip (3,900 feet long) at Ngerende, an impala crossed the runway. To avoid a collision, the crew pulled up the control column and started the rotation. Because the airspeed was insufficient, the pilot-in-command put the nose down to gain speed when the aircraft struck the ground and crash landed in a field. All 17 occupants were rescued, among them a passenger was slightly injured. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.