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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58698
Last updated: 2 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic FOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
SkyStar Kitfox Series 6
Registration: 5Y-DPS
C/n / msn: S60004-022
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW) -   Kenya
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW)
Destination airport:Mweiga Airstrip
The aircraft, registration 5Y-DPS, a Skystar series 6 was on departure for a flight from Wilson Airport to Mweiga Airstrip. The aircraft called Wilson Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower for taxi and departure clearances. The aircraft had two persons on board and five hours of fuel endurance. The aircraft took off from runway 14 at 04:14 hours. It was seen by ATC to rotate shortly before the intersection of the two runways with the initial climb lengthwise the runway before a right turn was made. During the climb, the pilot reported to ATC that he wanted to land immediately on runway 32. At this time, the succeeding aircraft on runway 14 was already lined up and it was advised to immediately leave the runway in order to give way to the accident aircraft. At 04:16 hours, the aircraft crashed short of runway 32 at approximately 200 meters from the threshold and on a heading of approximately 060. The probable cause of this accident was the pilot's decision to turn back and land on the same runway from which he had just taken off.


Accident Prevention Bulletin 2006 / Kenya Ministry of Transport Department of Air Accident Investigation

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14-Feb-2009 11:51 harro Added

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