Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 23 May 2004
Time:ca 07:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP-E3
Operator:Blue Bird Aviation
Registration: 5Y-VVD
C/n / msn: 872009
First flight: 1987
Engines: 2 Walter M-601E
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) S of Mwingi (   Kenya) show on map
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW), Kenya
Destination airport:Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ/HCMM), Somalia
Narrative:
The Let 410 departed Nairobi at 06:52 on a cargo flight to Somalia. The airplane, which carried 55 bags of miraa (khat) weighing 1,500 kilogrammes, crashed in an open field after colliding in flight with Let 410 5Y-VVA (msn 962633). The latter landed safely, although damaged.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

Sources:
» Daily Nation
» The Standard


Photos

photo of Let 410UVP-E3 OK-SDD
OK-SDD pictured here just prior to delivery to Kenya where it would become 5Y-VVD.
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Map
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 Mogadishu International Airport as the crow flies is 1009 km (631 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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