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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231940
Last updated: 15 April 2020
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Date:05-JAN-2020
Time:
Type:several aircraft
Owner/operator:
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Manda Bay-Camp Simba Air Base -   Kenya
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Al Shabab terrorist organisation claims to have destroyed up to seven airplanes during a terrorist attack on Manda Bay Air Base, Kenya.

Unconfirmed rumours are circulating that a C-146A Wolfhound and a DHC-8-200 may have been destroyed.
Photos from the scene show a DHC-8 parked near a fire and the burned out wreck of a Beech King Air-style T-tail aircraft.

AP is reporting, based on police reports, that a "U.S. Cessna and a Kenya one" were destroyed along with two U.S. helicopters.

Sources:

https://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL8N29A05E
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/national-international/al-shabab-attack-base-us-kenyan-troops/2285479/
https://upnewsinfo.com/2020/01/05/somali-terrorist-group-destroyed-an-american-spy-plane-in-an-attack-on-a-military-base-in-kenya-defense-blog/

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/31721/3-americans-dead-6-aircraft-destroyed-or-damaged-including-a-rare-spy-plane-in-kenya-attack


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2020 10:33 gerard57 Added
05-Jan-2020 10:36 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
05-Jan-2020 10:40 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Jan-2020 10:45 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Jan-2020 10:51 harro Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
05-Jan-2020 12:27 Iceman 29 Updated [Photo]
06-Jan-2020 13:23 olihen69 Updated [Source]

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