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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220014
Last updated: 7 August 2019
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Date:04-JAN-1971
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Owner/operator:East African Airways
Registration: 5X-AAP
C/n / msn: 10241
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Nairobi -   Kenya
Phase: Landing
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nairobi
Destination airport:Malindi
Narrative:
Returned to Nairobi with a port undercarriage warning light indicating the gear was not locked.
On landing port gear collapsed and the aircraft ran of the runway.
The cause of the accident was the failure of the undercarriage ram actuator to operate, the actuator having separated and jamming the undercarriage in such a way to prevent satisfactory engagement of the down lock. It is probable that the failure of the actuator retaining ring arose from metallurgical stresses originated by the use of incorrect tools when tightening the ring.

Sources:

British Pathe: https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVABPTMREIE64IW7DJ8JZPY8JCLB-KENYA-PILOT-SAVES-PASSENGERS-WITH-CONTROLLED-CRASH-LANDING/query/CRASH+PILOT
ICAO Circular 118-AN/88
Airfinance Database


Images:

Photo of 5X-AAP courtesy AirHistory.net


Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta (HKJK / NBO)
24 April 1973; (c) R.A.Scholefield

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Dec-2018 09:04 Cobar Added
07-Apr-2019 11:02 Aerossurance Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
07-Apr-2019 11:05 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
07-Aug-2019 08:48 Frank Ellemers Updated [Cn, Source]

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