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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 30 December 2006
Time:06:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo
Operating for:International Red Cross
Leased from:Sky Relief Services
Registration: 5Y-SRK
C/n / msn: 3
First flight: 1965
Engines: 2 General Electric T64A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6 km (3.8 mls) NE of Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) (   Kenya)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKJK), Kenya
Destination airport:Baidoa Airport (BIB/HCMB), Somalia
Flightnumber: 448A
Narrative:
The Buffalo was leased by the Red Cross to fly goods to Somalia, including 20 drums, each holding 200 litres of jet fuel. The aircraft reportedly was on takeoff climb from runway 06 and was at a height of about 100 feet when the left engine lost power. The pilot feathered the engine, and attempted to return to the airport, but he was unable to maintain altitude. The airplane crashed and burst into flames.

Probable Cause:

The probable cause of the accident was the failure of the left engine, for undetermined reasons, on take off. The bad weather experienced that day was a
contributory factor.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Accident Prevention Bulletin 2006 / Kenya Ministry of Transport Department of Air Accident Investigation
» NTSB


Photos

photo of de Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo N13689
N13689 returned to the US Army, flew as N37AU for a while before moving to Kenya
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Baidoa Airport as the crow flies is 888 km (555 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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