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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58693
Last updated: 17 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F172L
Owner/operator:Aeronav Limited
Registration: 5Y-APH
C/n / msn: F172-0860
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lembus Forest, Koibatek District -   Kenya
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW)
Destination airport:
The aircraft was on a navex flight from Nairobi-Wilson Airport with the captain and copilot on board.
While flying over Lembus Forest in Koibatek District, the aircraft hit trees on the side of a hill. The hill was covered in fog. IMC prevailed during the flight. The pilot was hospitalised for several days. The copilot received minor injuries. The aircraft was completely destroyed by the impact with the trees. The probable cause of this accident was controlled flight into terrain (CFIT). The weather/poor visibility was a major contributory factor.


Accident Prevention Bulletin 2007 / Kenya Ministry of Transport Department of Air Accident Investigation

Revision history:

14-Feb-2009 11:28 harro Added

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