Accident Douglas R4D-6 (DC-3) 5Y-DCA,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 330837

Date:Tuesday 6 April 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas R4D-6 (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Kenya Department of Civil Aviation
Registration: 5Y-DCA
MSN: 26733/15288
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Nairobi International Airport (NBO) -   Kenya
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Nairobi International Airport (NBO/HKNA)
Destination airport:Nairobi International Airport (NBO/HKNA)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Following a flight handling test and landing the pilots exchanged positions. The aircraft was being taxied back along a taxiway for a further take-off when it swung off the taxiway into a storm drain.

Probable cause: the aircraft was, during a taxiing operation, subjected to a crosswind factor which caused the aircraft to swing, and before corrective action was effected the aircraft ran into a storm drain.


Kenya Gazette 23 Apr 1971
ICAO Adrep


photo (c) Uwe Timm, via Ralf P. Kokoschka; Malindi Airport (MYD/HKML); July 1967

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