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Last updated: 21 March 2019
Datum:Sonntag 23 Mai 2004
Zeit:ca 07:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP-E3
Fluggesellschaft:Blue Bird Aviation
Kennzeichen: 5Y-VVD
Werknummer: 872009
Baujahr: 1987
Triebwerk: 2 Walter M-601E
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:30 km (18.8 Meilen) S of Mwingi (   Kenia)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Flug von:Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW), Kenia
Flug nach:Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ/HCMM), Somalia
The Let 410 departed Nairobi at 06:52 on a cargo flight to Somalia. The airplane, which carried 55 bags of miraa (khat) weighing 1,500 kilogrammes, crashed in an open field after colliding in flight with Let 410 5Y-VVA (msn 962633). The latter landed safely, although damaged.

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photo of Let 410UVP-E3 OK-SDD
OK-SDD pictured here just prior to delivery to Kenya where it would become 5Y-VVD.
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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 Nairobi-Wilson Airport to Mogadishu International Airport as the crow flies is 1009 km (631 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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