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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 29 November 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-56 Lodestar
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-AGBW
C/n / msn: 18-2094
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kinangop Peak, Aberdare Range (   Kenya)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Juba Airport (JUB/HSSJ), South Sudan
Destination airport:Nairobi (unknown airport), Kenya
Narrative:
The Lodestar impacted a mountainside while descending towards Nairobi in poor weather conditions. The wreckage was found on January 1st, 1945.
The airplane operated on a flight from Cairo, Egypt to Juba, Sudan; Nairobi, Kenya; and Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe).

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
» Early Aviation Disasters / D. Gero, 2011


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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