Date & Time: Jan 24, 2003 at 1645 LT
Registration:
5Y-EMJ
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Government
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Busia-Nairobi
MSN:
158
YOM:
1965
Country:
Kenya
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Just after takeoff from runway 13/31, the aircraft struck electric wires and crashed in an open field. Leased by the Kenyan Government, the aircraft was overloaded and its weight was evaluated at 16 tons. The authorities said that all aircraft with a weight higher than 5,7 tons are not allowed to desserve this airport.