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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73079
Last updated: 25 July 2020
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Time:c. 09:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PUMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAR330G Puma
Owner/operator:Kenya Air Force (KAF)
Registration: KAF420
C/n / msn: IAR5...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:80 km SE from Nairobi -   Kenya
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Moi AB, Nairobi/Eastleigh
Destination airport:Mombasa
Deleveloped mechanical problems and crashed in thick fog into Kiima Kiu hill, Salama area, during a routine mission. The helicopter was destroyed when it apparently flew into the side of a wooded hill while en route from Eastleigh AFB, Nairobi to Mombasa. The accident happened in daylight but in poor weather with reduced visibility in fog and rain.

The pilot Capt Okello Habakkuk was the sole survivor with serious burns, but died 48 hours later. No one survived the crash.


1. Air Forces Monthly FEB 2002, p.73

Revision history:

25-Feb-2010 09:19 TB Added
28-Feb-2010 00:27 TB Updated [Operator]
26-Jun-2010 09:32 TB Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Nov-2014 12:04 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
22-Nov-2014 16:13 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
09-Dec-2016 22:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
05-Mar-2017 19:40 TB Updated [Location]
02-Apr-2018 14:22 TB Updated [Operator]
02-Jun-2020 18:24 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]

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