ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-8-200 5Y-SLM Kichwa Tembo Airstrip
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Date:Friday 16 August 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-200
Registration: 5Y-SLM
MSN: 506
First flight: 1997
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kichwa Tembo Airstrip (   Kenya)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW), Kenya
Destination airport:Kichwa Tembo Airstrip, Kenya
A SafariLink DHC-8-200 suffered a left-hand landing gear failure after striking several wildebeest on landing at the Kichwa Tembo Airstrip in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
The occupants were not injured; the aircraft sustained damage to the left-hand main gear and no.1 propeller. Two wildebeest were killed in the accident.


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Distance from Nairobi-Wilson Airport to Kichwa Tembo Airstrip as the crow flies is 198 km (124 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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