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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 13 October 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-321C
Operator:Safari Airlines
Registration: J5-GGU
C/n / msn: 19372/655
First flight: 1967
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (HK2)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mombasa-Moi International Airport (MBA) (   Kenya)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Mombasa-Moi International Airport (MBA/HKMO), Kenya
Narrative:
A Boeing 707 cargo plane, registered J5-GGU, sustained substantial damage to the undercarriage at Mombasa-Moi International Airport (MBA), Kenya. The undercarriage contacted landing lights while on final approach to the runway. The airplane landed safely, but the right hand main gear collapsed while taxiing to the apron.

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Sources:
» Scramble 367
» Aviation Letter


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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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