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Last updated: 23 July 2019
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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
C/n / 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)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Nairobi (unknown airport), Kenya
Narrative:
The aircraft struck the cloud-covered Mount Kenya, while descending from FL150.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Premature descent.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Photos

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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