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.

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Kenya

Date & Time: Jun 30, 2007 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
5H-WAY
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
31-7305096
YOM:
1973
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

The aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in the game reserve of Selous. Nobody was injured but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo in Nairobi

Date & Time: Dec 30, 2006 at 0632 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-SRK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nairobi - Baidoa
MSN:
003
YOM:
1965
Flight number:
UNO448A
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a cargo flight from Nairobi to Baidoa, Somalia, with a load of 14 drums of jet fuel for the Somali interim government in Baidoa. Three minutes after takeoff, one engine stopped. The aircraft stalled and hit an electrical wire before crashing into a house located near the airport. All three occupants were slightly injured while the aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire. Nobody on the ground was injured.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Lokichoggio

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 L-382G-32C Hercules in Lokichoggio

Date & Time: Jun 10, 2005 at 1459 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
S9-BAS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
El Obeid – Lokichoggio
MSN:
4472
YOM:
1972
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
19800
Captain / Total hours on type:
15000.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
14225
Aircraft flight hours:
51888
Circumstances:
A HS-748 suffered landing gear problems, causing the airplane to end up on its belly, blocking Lokichoggio's single 1800-metre runway 09/27. Three other light aircraft, a Dornier 228, an Antonov 28 and a Cessna 208, landed safely at the airfield on runway 27 after the HS-748 accident. Two Antonov 12 aircraft inbound to Lokichoggio from Torit, Southern Sudan, diverted to Juba upon getting information of the runway obstruction. Transafrik Hercules S9-BAS, flying for the United Nations World Food Programme, contacted Lokichoggio Tower at 14:30 hours. The aircraft was returning from a food air drop at Motot, Southern Sudan. The pilot was advised to divert to Eldoret International Airport but he opted to land at Lokichoggio. The Tower cleared the Hercules to land on runway 27 at the pilot’s discretion. The aircraft made a very heavy landing short of the runway and the top centre fuselage broke. The aircraft came to a stop about one kilometre from the touchdown point. Shortly before coming to a halt, the aircraft impacted the HS 748 with its right wing tip. The captain, the first officer, the flight engineer and the two loadmasters evacuated themselves safely. A repair crew started to work on S9-BAS on site at Lokichoggio in May 2006. The fuselage was repaired but the contractor left before repairs were completed. The airplane was seen in November 2008 parked at Lokichoggio without landing gear, engines and vertical stabilizer.
Probable cause:
The probable cause of the Hercules accident was the captain’s improper decision to land on the blocked runway at Lokichoggio Airport.
Final Report: