Accident Let L-410UVP-E9 5Y-UAS,
ASN logo

Date:Wednesday 17 April 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Let L-410UVP-E9
Owner/operator:United Airlines Ltd.
Registration: 5Y-UAS
MSN: 841324
Year of manufacture:1984
Engine model:Walter M-601E
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Mara Ngerende Airstrip -   Kenya
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Mara Ngerende Airstrip
Destination airport:Nairobi (unknown airport)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
During takeoff from an airstrip in the Masai Mara Park, an impala ran across the runway. To avoid a collision the pilot got the plane airborne. Because the airspeed was too low to climb away, the Let nearly stalled. The pilot put the nose down to gain speed, but the airplane struck the ground.


ICAO Adrep
Karl Haller


photo (c) Karl Haller; Masai Mara; 17 April 2002

photo (c) Karl Haller; Masai Mara; 17 April 2002

photo (c) Karl Haller; Masai Mara; 17 April 2002

photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Yverdon-Les-Bains Airport (LSGY); August 1988

Revision history:


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

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

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