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Date:Sunday 5 January 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic B350 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B300 King Air 350
Operator:L3 Technologies
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Manda Bay-Camp Simba Air Base (   Kenya)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The airplane was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade fired by Shabab fighters. Both pilots died and the airplane was destroyed. A third occupant, badly burnt, managed to escape.

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» NY Times


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Beech King Air

  • 3550+ built
  • 247th loss
  • 128th fatal accident
  • 75th worst accident (at the time)
  • 81st worst accident (currently)
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  • 27th worst accident (at the time)
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