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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157812
Last updated: 24 June 2020
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Date:25-JUL-2013
Time:17:00+ LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna U206F Stationair
Owner/operator:on behalf of Yellow Wings Air Services Ltd
Registration: 5Y-BUG
C/n / msn: U206-02880
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Peak in Aberdares Range, Nairobi -   Kenya
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Laikipia
Destination airport:Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW)
Narrative:
The aircraft, a Cessna U206F Stationair, impacted a peak west of the Aberdare National Park, Nairobi. The aircraft was reportedly destroyed and the three related occupants onboard received fatal injuries.
Weather may have been a factor in the accident.

3.2 Causes
The possible causes of the accident is failure to maintain terrain clearance that led to controlled flight into terrain:
Contributing factors:
- Improper licensing of pilot
- Pilot lacked inadequate experience and certification for type operation
- Pilot not qualified for type operation
- Operator improper approval of pilot
- Flight operational procedures including dispatch not followed
- Pilot operating in VFR while in IMC and not instrument rated
- A probable cause of the accident was failure to realize rising ground and aircraft corresponding power requirement to climb the mountain slope.
- Failure to maintain terrain clearance on mountain environment with reduced visual lookout led to controlled flight into terrain.

Sources:

https://bazonline.ch/panorama/vermischtes/Drei-Schweizer-sterben-bei-Flugzeugabsturz-in-Kenia/story/29880873_
https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2017/01/__trashed-1917/
https://www.nation.co.ke/News/Missing-plane-found-all-aboard-dead/-/1056/1928802/-/9xau0w/-/index.html

https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1195366/
https://www.transport.go.ke/department/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&download=202:accident-report-cessna-206-5y-bug-25-july-2013&id=48:formal-reports&Itemid=546

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jul-2013 15:24 Steinmann Added
28-Jul-2013 00:08 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Jul-2013 01:38 Anon. Updated [Registration]
30-Jul-2013 04:44 @kenyanaviator Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
13-Jun-2020 17:22 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Source, Narrative]
13-Jun-2020 17:23 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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