ASN Aircraft accident Douglas R4D-6 (DC-3) 5Y-DCA Nairobi International Airport (NBO)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Tuesday 6 April 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-6 (DC-3)
Operator:Kenya Department of Civil Aviation
Registration: 5Y-DCA
MSN: 26733/15288
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nairobi International Airport (NBO) (   Kenya)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Departure airport:Nairobi International Airport (NBO/HKNA), Kenya
Destination airport:Nairobi International Airport (NBO/HKNA), Kenya
Following a flight handling test and landing the pilots exchanged positions. The aircraft was being taxied back along a taxiway for a further take-off when it swung off the taxiway into a storm drain.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: the aircraft was, during a taxiing operation, subjected to a crosswind factor which caused the aircraft to swing, and before corrective action was effected the aircraft ran into a storm drain.

Taxiway excursion

» Kenya Gazette 23 Apr 1971
» ICAO Adrep


photo of Douglas-R4D-6-5Y-DCA
accident date: 06-04-1971
type: Douglas R4D-6 (DC-3)
registration: 5Y-DCA


This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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