Narrative:The Air Force Y-12 departed Nairobi, carrying a.o. six MPs and a bishop who were on a mission to negotiate peace between warring clans in the Marsabit area.
|Date:||Monday 10 April 2006|
|Type:||Harbin Yunshuji Y-12-II|
|Operator:||Kenya Air Force - KAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 0098 ?|
|First flight:|| 2000|
|Total airframe hrs:||1032|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 13|
|Total:||Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 17 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Marsabit (Kenya)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Nairobi-Eastleigh AB (HKRE), Kenya|
|Destination airport:||Marsabit Airport (RBT/HKMB), Kenya|
On approach the airplane flew into the side of the cloud/shrouded foothills of Mount Marsabit.
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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-Eastleigh AB to Marsabit Airport as the crow flies is 420 km (263 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.