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Last updated: 16 November 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 14 October 2003
Time:ca 09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Operator:Air Kenya
Registration: 5Y-BOY
C/n / msn: 208B0882
First flight: 2001
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL) (   Kenya)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW), Kenya
Destination airport:Lamu Airport (LAU/HKLU), Kenya
Narrative:
The Cessna lost height shortly after takeoff, crashed-landed at the Nairobi National Park and overturned.

Sources:
» AP
» East African Standard
» iETRI Global Hot News 14-10-2003


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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 Nairobi-Wilson Airport to Lamu Airport as the crow flies is 465 km (291 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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