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Last updated: 14 October 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 5 June 2018
Time:ca 17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Fly-SAX
Registration: 5Y-CAC
C/n / msn: 208B0525
First flight: 1996
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NW of Njabini (   Kenya)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kitale Airport (KTL/HKKT), Kenya
Destination airport:Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKJK), Kenya
Flightnumber:B50102
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, operating on Fly-SAX flight 102 from Kitale to Nairobi, Kenya, impacted a mountainside, killing all ten occupants.
The aircraft departed at 16:05 hours and was last seen on radar at 17:02 hours local time at 11000 feet. The wreck was located on the morning of June 7 at an elevation of 11000ft on Elephant Hill in the Aberdare mountain range.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» tuko.co.ke
» CAA Kenya


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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 Kitale Airport to Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as the crow flies is 334 km (209 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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