Accident description
Last updated: 30 July 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 11 July 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-351B
Operator:Kenya Airways
Registration: 5Y-BBK
C/n / msn: 19872/742
First flight: 1968
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 66
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 76
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD) (   Ethiopia) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Ethiopia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft returned to Addis Ababa after its landing gear didn't retract. The brakes failed after touchdown and the Boeing overran the wet runway.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Flight International 17-23.01.1990 (46)


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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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