Beschrijving:The F-27 took off from Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) at about 02:30 hours for K50 Airport in Somalia. On board were the captain, first officer and an engineer plus 5.4 tons of khat.
|Status:||Voorlopig - officieel|
|Datum:||woensdag 13 augustus 2008|
|Type:||Fokker F-27 Friendship 500|
|Bouwjaar:|| 1982-02-17 (26 years 6 months)|
|Motoren:|| 2 Rolls Royce 532-7 Dart|
|Bemanning:||slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3|
|Passagiers:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0|
|Totaal:||slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3 |
|Gevolgen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Plaats:||3 km (1.9 mijl) van K-50 Airport ( SomaliŽ)
|Fase:|| Nadering (APR)|
|Vliegveld van vertrek:||Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKNA), Kenia|
|Vliegveld van aankomst:||K-50 Airport, SomaliŽ|
Estimated time of arrival at K50 was 04:50 hours.
Witness reports indicate that K50 was that day experiencing the worst weather in decades. Cloud base was reported to be low with heavy fog. The aircraft is reported to have circled the airport for a few minutes before it impacted a 60m communication mast about 3 Km from the airport. This impact sheared off part of one mainplane. The aircraft then crashed 50m ahead in an open field. All on board perished. There was no fire.
» Accident Prevention Bulletin 2008 / Kenya Ministry of Transport Department of Air Accident Investigation
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.