Narrative:A Let L-410UVP passenger plane, operated by Mombasa Air Safari, crashed at the Ngerende Airstrip in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
|Date:||22 AUG 2012|
|Operator:||Mombasa Air Safari|
|C/n / msn:|| 912627|
|First flight:|| 1991|
|Engines:|| 2 Walter M-601E|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 11|
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 13 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Ngerende Airstrip, Masai Mara Game Reserve (Kenya)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Ngerende Airstrip, Kenya|
It had arrived at the Ngerende Airstrip following a flight from Mombasa and Amboseli. It was taking off for another airstrip when the pilots apparently lost control of the airplane on takeoff.
Two pilots and two passengers reportedly died and seven people were injured in the accident. The Standard Digital website reports that the airplane carried five German tourists, four Americans and two nationals from Czech Republic.
» Two pilots die in Mara plane crash (Standard Digital, 22-8-2012)
» Four dead in Mara plane crash (The Nation, 22-8-2012)
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.