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Last updated: 12 November 2018
Date:Sunday 10 July 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Operator:Kenya Airways
Registration: 5Y-BBS
C/n / msn: 10213
First flight: 1962
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 528-7E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kisumu Airport (KIS) (   Kenya)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKJK), Kenya
Destination airport:Kisumu Airport (KIS/HKKI), Kenya
Flightnumber: 650
The aircraft approached fast, landed gear up and skidded 600 m down the runway.
PROBABLE CAUSE: The crew didn't complete the landing checklist and forgot to lower the gear due to non-pertinent and extended conversation.


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Distance from Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Kisumu Airport as the crow flies is 279 km (174 miles).

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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