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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161325
Last updated: 18 November 2020
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Time:09:18 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172K Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Skylink Flight Services Company
Registration: 5Y-BWL
C/n / msn: 17257888
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Nairobi-Wilson Airport - HKNW -   Kenya
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:HKNW
Destination airport:HKNW
Investigating agency: AAID Kenya
A Cessna 172K of registration 5Y-BWL operated by Skylink Flight Services Company crashed on the downwind leg of runway 07 of Wilson Airport during the conduct of training circuit flights. On initial downwind 07, the aircraft pitched up and climbed at a high rate of climb. At approximately 6200 feet AMSL, it stalled and the right wing dropped as the aircraft entered into an incipient spin that degenerated into a spiral dive. The aircraft impacted the ground at an almost vertical nose-down attitude. The flight instructor and student pilot sustained fatal injuries, and the aircraft was destroyed by the impact.
The probable cause of the accident was determined as loss of control at low altitude resulting in an inadvertent spin and subsequent spiral dive which was unrecoverable. Contributory factors included: insufficient recovery altitude; lack of training on recovery from stall/spin conditions at low level; limited instructional experience; inadequate system of release of student pilots for first solo check-out.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAID Kenya
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

09-Oct-2013 09:12 Capt. Haddock Added
09-Oct-2013 09:13 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Location, Narrative]
09-Oct-2013 09:24 Anon. Updated [Cn]
09-Oct-2013 11:42 gerard57 Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2013 16:55 Geno Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
09-Oct-2013 16:59 Geno Updated [Source]
11-Oct-2013 16:30 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
11-Jan-2018 19:39 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Narrative]

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