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Last updated: 22 March 2019
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
Operator:United Airlines Ltd.
Registration: 5Y-UAS
C/n / msn: 841324
First flight: 1984
Engines: 2 Walter M-601E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mara Ngerende Airstrip (   Kenya)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mara Ngerende Airstrip, Kenya
Destination airport:Nairobi (unknown airport), Kenya
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.

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photo of Let L-410UVP-E9 OK-ODF
OK-ODF flew for Puntavia as J2-KBD between 1993 and 1996 as was sold as 5Y-UAS in 1998
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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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