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Last updated: 22 October 2021
Date:Sunday 23 May 2004
Time:ca 07:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP-E9
Operator:Blue Bird Aviation
Registration: 5Y-VVA
MSN: 962633
First flight: 1996
Engines: 2 Walter M-601E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) S of Mwingi (   Kenya)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW), Kenya
Destination airport:Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ/HCMM), Somalia
The Let 410 collided in flight with Blue Bird Aviation's 5Y-VVD which crashed in an open field, killing both crew members. 5Y-VVA landed safely, although damaged.

Mid air collision
Forced landing outside airport

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photo of Let-410UVP-E9-5Y-VVA
accident date: 23-05-2004
type: Let 410UVP-E9
registration: 5Y-VVA

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-Wilson Airport to Mogadishu International Airport as the crow flies is 1009 km (631 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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