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.
|Date:||Sunday 23 May 2004|
|Operator:||Blue Bird Aviation|
|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:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||30 km (18.8 mls) S of Mwingi (Kenya)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
|Departure airport:||Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW), Kenya|
|Destination airport:||Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ/HCMM), Somalia|
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OK-SDD pictured here just prior to delivery to Kenya where it would become 5Y-VVD.
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.