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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58696
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C180 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 180E
Owner/operator:Kenya Wildlife Service
Registration: 5Y-AKT
C/n / msn: 51068
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Voi Airstrip -   Kenya
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Voi Airstrip
Destination airport:Voi Airstrip
The aircraft took off from Voi Airstrip at about 14:00 hours for an aerial patrol of Tsavo West National Park. On board were the pilot and one passenger (also a pilot). The aerial patrol took about 1.4 hours. The aircraft then came in to land on runway 20. There was a crosswind but the approach and touch down were uneventful. However, once down and with power completely off, the aircraft started to veer to the left. At that moment the pilot noticed a giraffe about to cross the runway. He braked heavily but was unable to straighten or stop the aircraft. The aircraft entered into a right hand ground loop. At this point the left undercarriage gave way and the aircraft rolled over onto its left side snapping the left wing. The two occupants were not injured.


Accident Prevention Bulletin 2007 / Kenya Ministry of Transport Department of Air Accident Investigation

Revision history:

14-Feb-2009 11:48 harro Added

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