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Last updated: 26 October 2021
Datum:woensdag 21 juli 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-106
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Skyward Express
Registratie: 5Y-GRS
Constructienummer: 355
Bouwjaar: 1993
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 37
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 41
Schade: Groot
Plaats:Burahache Airstrip (   SomaliŽ)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW), Kenia
Vliegveld van aankomst:El Wak Airport, Kenia
A Skyward Express DHC-8-106 suffered an accident during an attempted landing at site on the Kenya-Somali border.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Nairobi-Wilson Airport to El Wak in Kenya.
For reasons to be ascertained, the flight reportedly landed at an airstrip at Burahache, Somalia, just across the border from El Wak and 18 km to the east of the El Wak Airport.

Photos from the scene suggest the left-hand main landing gear collapsed after striking a boulders at the side of the airstrip.



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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-Wilson Airport en El Wak Airport bedraagt 640 km (400 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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