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Accident description
Last updated: 29 November 2015
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Sunday 17 March 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP-E
Operator:Djibouti Airlines
Registration: J2-KBC
C/n / msn: 912537
First flight: 1991
Engines: 2 Walter M-601E
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Djibouti-Ambouli Airport (JIB) (   Djibouti)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ/HCMM), Somalia
Destination airport:Djibouti-Ambouli Airport (JIB/HDAM), Djibouti
During the approach to Djibouti-Ambouli Airport (JIB), the crew requested runway 27 although runway 09 was in use. The Let crashed into the sea while completing a left hand turn for runway 27.
Both pilots were from the Ukraine; both cabin crew members from Djibouti.

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photo of Let L-410UVP-E J2-KBC
J2-KBC was later sold to Djibouti Airlines
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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 Mogadishu International Airport to Djibouti-Ambouli Airport as the crow flies is 1081 km (676 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.
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