Narrative:A Let L-410UVP passenger plane, operated by Mombasa Air Safari, crashed at the Ngerende Airstrip in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||Wednesday 22 August 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:|| Destroyed|
|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 Mara North airstrip when the pilots apparently lost control of the airplane on takeoff. The airplane veered left and impacted terrain 310 meters from the end of runway 28.
Two pilots and two passengers died. Three passengers sustained serious injuries. The other six passengers sustained minor injuries.
» 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.