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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162931
Last updated: 20 November 2020
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Date:30-DEC-2013
Time:22:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic B407 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 407
Owner/operator:Kenya Administration Police (AP)
Registration: 5Y-RDU
C/n / msn: 54074
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Tiwi village, Kwale County -   Kenya
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Ukunda Airstrip
Destination airport:Moi International Airport
Investigating agency: AAID Kenya
Narrative:
The pilot is reported to have taken off from the Ukunda Airstrip at approximately 1900HRS. The flight was destined for the Moi International Airport on a security surveillance flight. Onboard with him were two passengers.
It is reported that five minutes into the flight the engine oil pressure gauge on the main control panel indicated engine oil pressure low. The pilot executed a precautionary landing in an open hard ground.
The aircraft suffered substantial damage after it impacted the terrain. The tail boom was separated from the main wreckage and lay adjacent to the main wreckage. The landing gear skids extended outwards of the fuselage making
the belly to come into contact with the hard ground. Further internal structural damage was evident on the fuselage. The ground near the fuel tank was saturated with fuel. Damage was noted in the bush line located next to the site.
The terrain is relatively flat.
The three occupants suffered minor injuries after the impact and were immediately taken to hospital for overnight precautionary observation.

Sources:

http://m.standardmedia.co.ke/story.php?articleID=2000101120&story_title=Three-injured-after-AP-chopper-crashes

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Dec-2013 14:22 gerard57 Added
31-Dec-2013 14:24 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Jan-2014 16:16 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
28-Aug-2018 18:05 harro Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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