Narrative:A Beechcraft 1900 cargo plane, operated by Blue Bird Aviation, was destroyed when it crashed on approach to Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL), Kenya. The airplane departed Wilson Airport transporting a cargo of miraa to Quarrel airport in Mogadishu, Somalia. The crew decided to return to the airport when a problem developed in flight. The airplane struck the perimeter fence on landing, crashed and broke up.
|Date:||09 NOV 2009|
|Operator:||Blue Bird Aviation|
|C/n / msn:|| UE-250|
|First flight:|| 1996|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67D|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL) (Kenya)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW), Kenya|
|Destination airport:||Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ/HCMM), Somalia|
» Two killed as plane crashes at Wilson Airport (The Nation, 9-11-2009)
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.