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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Date:Monday 10 April 2006
Time:ca 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic Y12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Harbin Yunshuji Y-12 II
Operator:Kenya Air Force - KAF
Registration: 132
MSN: 0098 ?
First flight: 2000
Total airframe hrs:1032
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Marsabit (   Kenya)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Nairobi-Eastleigh Air Base (HKRE), Kenya
Destination airport:Marsabit Airport (RBT/HKMB), Kenya
The Air Force Y-12 departed Nairobi, carrying a.o. six MPs and a bishop who were on a mission to negotiate peace between warring clans in the Marsabit area.
On approach the airplane flew into the side of the cloud/shrouded foothills of Mount Marsabit.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» 14 killed in plane crash (The Standard, 10-4-2006)
» Govt blames crash on bad weather (The Nation, 10-4-2006)
» Kenya: Aircraft Firm, Military Experts Probe Crash (The East African Standard, 12-4-2006)
» Reuters


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Distance from Nairobi-Eastleigh Air Base to Marsabit Airport as the crow flies is 420 km (263 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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