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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58690
Last updated: 2 September 2019
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Date:27-JUL-2008
Time:14:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna TU206B
Owner/operator:Southern Cross Safaris
Registration: 5Y-AFD
C/n / msn: U206-0724
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Kijipwa Airstrip, Kilifi District -   Kenya
Phase: Landing
Nature:Parachuting
Departure airport:Kijipwa Airstrip
Destination airport:Kijipwa Airstrip
Narrative:
The aircraft departed Kijipwa Airstrip with the pilot, one passenger, and four sky divers on board. It carried
out an uneventful sky drop and came back and landed at the same airstrip after 36 minutes. The sky divers repacked their parachutes and boarded the aircraft again for another drop. The aircraft departed Kijipwa Airstrip again with the pilot, one passenger, and the four sky divers on board. It climbed to 10000 feet and carried out an uneventful sky drop. On returning to the airstrip to land, the pilot experienced an engine power loss. He calculated that he may not be able to make it to Kijipwa so he opted to land in the nearby Rea Vipingo sisal plantation. He made a very hard landing resulting in substantial damage to the aircraft. Both the pilot and the passenger were seriously injured and hospitalized. There was no fire.

Sources:

Accident Prevention Bulletin 2008 / Kenya Ministry of Transport Department of Air Accident Investigation


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Feb-2009 11:14 harro Added
30-Mar-2010 08:22 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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