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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 20 décembre 1968
Heure:05:32 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Compagnie:Kenya Police Air Wing
Immatriculation: 5Y-ADI
Numéro de série: 13447
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Heures de vol:14794
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:2,2 km (1.4 milles) ENE of Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL) (   Kénya)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 1687 m (5535 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW), Kénya
Aéroport de destination:Wajir Airport (WJR/HKWJ), Kénya
Détails:
The Kenya Police Air Wing Douglas C-47 was prepared for a supply run from Nairobi-Wilson Airport to police posts at Wajir and Mandera. The aircraft was loaded by unqualified personnel with a cargo consisting of beer, spirits, mineral waters and cigarettes.
At 05:30 UTC the flight was cleared for takeoff from runway 14. The aircraft was seen to climb in a left hand turn at a steep nose up attitude until it entered a patch of clouds at 600 feet. Next it was observed breaking through the clouds in descending spiral.
The angle of dive increased as the aircraft descended. It struck the ground in a near-vertical attitude, with both engines under power. The fuel tanks exploded blowing the centre section and outer wings clear of the cabin wreckage.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "Following a take-off in an overloaded condition, and whilst flying in an attitude approaching the stall a load shift was experienced which caused the pilot to lose control of the aircraft at a height from which recovery was impossible."

Sources:
» ICAO Circular 96-AN/79


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Nairobi-Wilson Airport et Wajir Airport est de 496 km (310 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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