Date & Time: Aug 8, 1984
Type of aircraft:
Pioneer Airlines - Kenya
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Mombasa - Nairobi
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On a charter flight from Mombasa to Nairobi, the pilot encountered foggy conditions. While cruising at an insufficient altitude, the twin engine aircraft struck the Malwa Hill located near Machakos. The aircraft was destroyed and all nine occupants were killed, among them eight European tourists; 4 Italians, two French and two Swiss.
Controlled flight into terrain in foggy conditions.