ASN Aircraft accident Fokker 50 5Y-VVF Wajir Airport (WJR)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 29 April 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic F50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker 50
Operator:Blue Bird Aviation
Registration: 5Y-VVF
MSN: 20136
First flight: 1988
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW125B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Wajir Airport (WJR) (   Kenya)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW), Kenya
Destination airport:?
The aircraft left Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL) at 03:41 hours on a routine flight to Beletwen in Somalia. On board were the captain, first officer and two loadmasters. The flight was normal until at about 04:40 hours at FL190 when the crew saw a left engine low oil pressure warning light. They did the necessary checks and shut down the subject engine. They also decided to divert to Wajir Airport (WJR) which was 30 nautical miles away. The weather was cloudy.
The aircraft descended into Wajir and when it broke the cloud, the crew noticed they were high on the final approach but they decided to land straight on runway 33. As the aircraft touched down at the centre of the runway, it veered off to the right and departed the runway coming to a stop in the bushes about 100 meters away. The aircraft nose, right engine and wings were damaged. There were no injuries and there was no fire.

Runway excursion (veer-off)

» Accident Prevention Bulletin 2008 / Kenya Ministry of Transport Department of Air Accident Investigation


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