ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-7CF TZ-ARC Nairobi
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Date:Monday 4 October 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7CF
Operator:Emirates Air Transport
Registration: TZ-ARC
MSN: 45467/970
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:140 km (87.5 mls) NNE of Nairobi (   Kenya)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Nairobi (unknown airport), Kenya
The aircraft struck the cloud-covered Mount Kenya, while descending from FL150.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Premature descent.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain


photo of Douglas-DC-7CF-TZ-ARC
accident date: 04-10-1976
type: Douglas DC-7CF
registration: TZ-ARC
photo of Douglas-DC-7CF-N2977
accident date: 04-10-1976
type: Douglas DC-7CF
registration: N2977
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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