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Crash of a Fokker 50 in Nairobi

Date & Time: Oct 11, 2019 at 0900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-IZO
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nairobi - Mombasa - Lamu
MSN:
20244
YOM:
1992
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
50
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane crashed while taking off from Nairobi-Wilson Airport on a schedule service to Mombasa and Lamu. During the takeoff roll from runway 14, the airplane failed to liftoff, overan and rolled for about 250 meters when it struck a perimeter fence and eventually came to rest against trees located about 50 meters further. All 55 occupants were evacuated, among them two passengers were injured.

Crash of a Fokker 50 in Nairobi: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jul 2, 2014 at 0400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-CET
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Nairobi - Mogadishu
MSN:
20262
YOM:
26
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta Airport runway 06, while climbing by night, crew lost control of the aircraft that crashed in flames in the residential area of Embakasi located in the vicinity of the airport, less than 2 km from the runway end. All four crew were killed while the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. The airplane was en route to Mogadishu on an early morning cargo flight with a load of khat on board.

Crash of a Cessna 401 in Nairobi: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 21, 2011 at 1523 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
5Y-CAE
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Nairobi - Marsabit - Lodwar - Nairobi
MSN:
401-0011
YOM:
1967
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Nairobi-Wilson Airport in the morning for a flight to Marsabit and Lodwar, carrying exam documents. While returning to Wilson Airport in the afternoon, aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field for unknown reasons. The pilot and a passenger were killed as the second passenger was seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed.

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 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 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 a Cessna 208 Caravan in Nairobi: 4 killed

Date & Time: Nov 26, 1999 at 0526 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-RAN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Nairobi-Dar es-Salaam
MSN:
208-0037
YOM:
1985
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 in Nairobi: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 6, 1998 at 1200 LT
Registration:
5Y-JKB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Nairobi-Mogadiscio
MSN:
BB-0072
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3