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Last updated: 20 October 2019
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Date:Monday 14 September 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-32B
Operator:Avia Trend
Registration: 4K-66759
C/n / msn: 2107
First flight: 1989
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lokichoggio Airport (LKG) (   Kenya)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Lokichoggio Airport (LKG/HKLK), Kenya
Destination airport:Kigali-Gregoire Kayibanda Airport (KGL/HRYR), Rwanda
Narrative:
The Antonov suffered some bird hits after takeoff, causing one engine to catch fire. An emergency landing was carried out on the remaining runway. The Antonov overran onto rough ground. The engine fire spread after landing, destroying the plane.

Classification:
Bird strike
Runway excursion

Sources:
» BAAA-ACRO
» Fatalities and Destroyed Civil Aircraft Due To Bird Strikes 1912-2002 / John Thorpe (International Bird Strike Committee ISBC26/WP-SA1)
» Scramble 238, 239


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lokichoggio Airport to Kigali-Gregoire Kayibanda Airport as the crow flies is 826 km (517 miles).

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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