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Last updated: 22 September 2021
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Datum:donderdag 16 april 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Kenya Air Force - KAF
Registratie: 214
Constructienummer: 123
Bouwjaar: 1986
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 42 / inzittenden: 42
Totaal:slachtoffers: 46 / inzittenden: 46
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:ca 1,7 km SW of Nairobi-Moi Air Base (   Kenia)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Nairobi-Moi Air Base (HKRE), Kenia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Laikipia Air Base, Kenia
Beschrijving:
A de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo transport plane, operated by the Kenyan Air Force, was destroyed in an accident near Nairobi-Eastleigh Air Base, Kenya.
All 46 on board were killed and six persons on the ground were killed.
The airplane had departed the air base on a flight to Laikipia Air Base, Kenya. Shortly after takeoff from runway 06 the no. 1 engine lost power and the propeller autofeathered. The pilot flew a circuit and tried to line up for a landing back on runway 06. While turning onto finals the aircraft entered a low overcast, causing the plane to overshoot the final approach course. The pilot attempted to align the plane with the runway again when it stalled. The Buffalo descended and impacted a residential area.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Nairobi-Moi Air Base en Laikipia Air Base bedraagt 146 km (91 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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