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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210806
Last updated: 30 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8HX (WL)
Owner/operator:Kenya Airways
Registration: 5Y-CYA
C/n / msn: 40549/5115
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 80
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Lungi International Airport, Freetown -   Sierra Leone
Phase: Take off
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:FNA
Destination airport:NBO
On take off from Lungi International Airport, Kenya Airways Flight KQ505 experienced a bird strike. On landing at ROB in Liberia, an inspection revealed that the vertical stabilizer had been damaged. The aircraft was grounded until technicians arrived from Nairobi to inspect the damage. Boeing has told Kenya Airways that the aircraft can fly back to NBO, but without passengers. KA are now struggling to get the stranded passengers out of Liberia.


I was a passenger on the aircraft. I am flying out of Liberia Sunday 13th May. KA Engineers, who are also staying at the hotel, told me about the Boeing directive.


Roberts International Airport Liberia. Sunday 13th May 2018

Revision history:

12-May-2018 18:37 Graham Charles Added
12-May-2018 18:38 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
16-May-2018 05:46 Graham Charles Updated [Photo, ]

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