Accident Bell 407 5Y-RDU, 30 Dec 2013
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162931
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic B407 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 407
Owner/operator:Kenya Administration Police (AP)
Registration: 5Y-RDU
MSN: 54074
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tiwi village, Kwale County -   Kenya
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Ukunda Airstrip
Destination airport:Moi International Airport
Investigating agency: AAID Kenya
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The pilot is reported to have taken off from the Ukunda Airstrip at approximately 1900HRS. The flight was destined for the Moi International Airport on a security surveillance flight. Onboard with him were two passengers.
It is reported that five minutes into the flight the engine oil pressure gauge on the main control panel indicated engine oil pressure low. The pilot executed a precautionary landing in an open hard ground.
The aircraft suffered substantial damage after it impacted the terrain. The tail boom was separated from the main wreckage and lay adjacent to the main wreckage. The landing gear skids extended outwards of the fuselage making
the belly to come into contact with the hard ground. Further internal structural damage was evident on the fuselage. The ground near the fuel tank was saturated with fuel. Damage was noted in the bush line located next to the site.
The terrain is relatively flat.
The three occupants suffered minor injuries after the impact and were immediately taken to hospital for overnight precautionary observation.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAID Kenya
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

31-Dec-2013 14:22 gerard57 Added
31-Dec-2013 14:24 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Jan-2014 16:16 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
28-Aug-2018 18:05 harro Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Accident report, ]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2023 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av., 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314