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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 10 July 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP-E9
Registration: 5Y-VVB
MSN: 962704
First flight: 1996
Engines: 2 Walter M-601E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kichwa Tembo Airstrip (   Kenya)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kichwa Tembo Airstrip, Kenya
Destination airport:?
A Let L-410UVP-E9 passenger plane sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Tembo, Kenya. The eleven passengers and two pilots survived.
The aircraft lined up at the threshold of runway 08 Kichwa Tembo for departure. During takeoff the first officer noted engine parameters dropping and an eminent engine failure which the captain confirmed possible.
The captain elected to abort takeoff. The aircraft overran the departure end of runway 08 went over uneven ground and hit a termite hill and came to stop about 140 meters away along the extended centreline. The crew kept directional control of aircraft. After stopping, the crew secured the aircraft and assisted passengers to egress.

Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

» Accident Prevention Bulletion 2008 / Kenya Ministry of Transport


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