Narrative:The Boeing 707, carrying a consignment of (34 tons) fish from Mwanza to Cairo via Mombasa took off from Mombasa Moi Airport at 16:31. The plane struck approach lights following takeoff from runway 03. It then struck a hilly mound, rolled and crashed into the ground. The 707 disintegrated and caught fire.
|Date:||Tuesday 10 March 1998|
|C/n / msn:|| 19843/735|
|First flight:|| 1968|
|Total airframe hrs:||60171|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (HK)|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Mombasa-Moi International Airport (MBA) (Kenya)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Mombasa-Moi International Airport (MBA/HKMO), Kenya|
|Destination airport:||Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt|
Runway 03 at Mombasa is 10,991ft. long but at the time of the accident the first 2,600ft. of the runway was not available.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Mombasa-Moi International Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 3879 km (2424 miles).
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.