Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 11 April 1962
Type:Canadair C-4 Argonaut
Operator:East African Airways Corp. - EAAC
Registration: VP-KNY
C/n / msn: 161
First flight:
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin 622
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nairobi-Embakasi Airport (NBO) (   Kenya)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Canadair C-4 was carrying out simulated three-engine approaches to Nairobi when the training captain attempted to unfeather the feathered engine and inadvertently feathered one of the others. The plane sank onto the runway and the prop tips struck the runway. The pilot kept the C-4 airborne for 1,5 miles but the plane eventually struck the ground and caught fire.

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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