Cessna 208B down in Kenya - 10 fatalities

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Cessna 208B down in Kenya - 10 fatalities


Post by Les Nessman » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:35 am

Retrieved from ASN
Status: Preliminary
Date: Tuesday 5 June 2018
Time: ca 17:00
Type: Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator: Fly-SAX
Registration: 5Y-CAC
C/n / msn: 208B-0525
First flight: 1996
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers: Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total: Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: NW of Njabini ( Kenya)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Kitale Airport (KTL/HKKT), Kenya
Destination airport: Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKJK), Kenya
Flightnumber: B50102
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, operating on Fly-SAX flight 102 from Kitale to Nairobi, Kenya, impacted a mountainside, killing all ten occupants.
The aircraft departed at 16:05 hours and was last seen on radar at 17:02 hours local time at 11000 feet. The wreck was located on the morning of June 7 at an elevation of 11000ft on Elephant Hill in the Aberdare mountain range.

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Re: Cessna 208B down in Kenya - 10 fatalities


Post by Raffles » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:44 am

It appears that they were were well below the MSA for the area they were flying in. Maybe to the east of track where the MSA is 137 and 141.


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Very sad, I'm guessing they were young pilots building hours?

According to another report
The ill-fated Cessna C208 FlySAX airplane that crashed in Aberdare Forest was initially scheduled to land at the Wilson Airport, but the controller at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) asked the pilots to head there instead. This, according to those in the know, was because of bad weather that was being experienced in the city, specifically at Wilson Airport, which apparently does not have good gadgets to help in navigation. Captain Barbra Wangeci Kamau and First Officer Jean Mureithi were to take the Ngong route headed for Wilson Airport. They were flying at 11,000 feet and had to make a turn to get their way to JKIA through Ruiru and later Utawala and land on runway 24, an insider said. Other pilots aware of the incident say the two colleagues complained and said they were not conversant with the route, but the controller insisted on the same, saying he would help them navigate. It was after they made a turn towards Aberdare Forest that air controllers lost contact with the plane.
Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article ... from-start


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Re: Cessna 208B down in Kenya - 10 fatalities


Post by Bell 407 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:49 pm

Not good news :rip2:

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