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Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Marsabit: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 20, 2021
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-JKN
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
208B-0688
YOM:
1998
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
In the morning, the single engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances on the slope of a mountain near Marsabit, while on a cargo flight. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Maji Moto

Date & Time: Sep 11, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-CDH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
208B-0608
YOM:
1997
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in Maji Moto, Rift Valley. All three occupants escaped with various injuries and the aircraft was destroyed.

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 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 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:

Crash of a Hawker-Siddeley HS.780 Andover C.1 in Lokichoggio

Date & Time: Jun 10, 2005 at 1307 LT
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-SFE
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lokichoggio – Boma – Torit – Natinga – Lokichoggio
MSN:
SET06
YOM:
1966
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total hours on type:
2000.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
4300
Copilot / Total hours on type:
2800
Aircraft flight hours:
14439
Circumstances:
A 748 Air Services Hawker Siddeley Andover aircraft departed Lokichoggio Airport (LKG) at 08:40 hours for Boma, Southern Sudan. After Boma, the aircraft landed at Torit (HSTR) then Natinga, all in Southern Sudan, before proceeding back to Lokichoggio. The aircraft joined long final from the west of the airfield and was given instructions to land on runway 09. As soon as the aircraft touched down, the propellers struck the runway surface for some distance then the aircraft veered off the centerline to the left and came to a stop. The captain, the first officer and the loadmaster evacuated themselves. They were not injured. The aircraft sustained substantial damage, 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.
Probable cause:
The probable cause of the HS 748 accident was the failure to complete the landing checklist by the crew. Failure in cockpit monitoring and cross checking and misinterpretation of the landing gear up warning were contributory factors.
Final Report:

Crash of a Fokker F28 Fellowship 4000 in Lokichoggio

Date & Time: Dec 7, 2003 at 1337 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-NNN
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nairobi – Lokichogio
MSN:
11231
YOM:
1986
Flight number:
HSA812
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
23
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown at Lokichogio Airport, the crew started the braking procedure when the tyre n°1 on the nose gear burst. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the airplane overran, collided with a fence and came to rest in a ditch with its nose gear torn off. All 27 occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Let L-410UVP-E20 in Olkiombo: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 28, 2002 at 1330 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
5Y-ONT
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Musiara – Mombasa
MSN:
87 18 12
YOM:
1987
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Musiara Airport, during initial climb, the crew raised the landing gear and flaps. About 45 seconds after liftoff, the left engine failed. The crew elected to restart it but without success and decided to divert to Olkiombo Airport located 18 km from their position. On approach to runway 09, the aircraft stalled and crashed in an open field. The copilot was killed while 19 other occupants were injured, some seriously. The aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Failure of the left engine during initial climb for unknown reasons.