ASN logo
Accident description
Last updated: 29 April 2017
Date:Wednesday 17 May 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-330B
Operator:Somali Airlines
Registration: 6O-SBT
C/n / msn: 19316/547
First flight: 1967
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 57
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 70
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) (   Kenya)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKJK), Kenya
Destination airport:?
Overran the wet runway into a rice field following an aborted takeoff.


Runway excursion



photo of Boeing 707-330B 6O-SBT
Add your photo of this accident or aircraft


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.
languages: languages


Boeing 707

  • 110th loss
  • 62nd fatal accident
  • 858 built
  • 63rd worst accident (at the time)
  • 77th worst accident (currently)
» safety profile

  • 14th worst accident (at the time)
  • 31st worst accident (currently)
» safety profile