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Cargo Plane Crash, Nairobi Airport  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12411 posts, RR: 37
Posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9152 times:

Reported on News section:

http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/629458/-/ul2fk8/-/index.html

Astral Airlines aircraft in landing accident at Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta Intl.

According to Wiki site, Astral operates a single DC9-34F:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astral_Aviation

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User currently offlineDALCA From Netherlands, joined Aug 2006, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9097 times:

This is not good news for Nairobi, never nice to have a runway blocked.

I do of course hope that all people involved are safe and well.

I have used this airline a couple of times for cargo shipments ex NBO to other destinations in East Africa. I actually have a shipment planed to Mwanza tomorrow.



Zanair flight, please hold on finals as we have to clear rhino's off the runway. Next flight: AMS-FRA-AMS
User currently offlineAirbuske From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 466 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9057 times:

Pics of the airplane involved.

http://www.astral-aviation.com/fleet.php


User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6055 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8989 times:

I saw this aircraft parked next to the far end of the terminal when I was in NBO las week. Thought to myself, that it had seen better days.

Is it blocking the runway....if so, what are KL/BA/KQ etc doing....divert to Kilamanjaro?



When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offlineAustrianSimon From Austria, joined May 2008, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 8456 times:

The information by nations.co.ke is entirely wrong.

Better:

http://www.eturbonews.com/10576/bad-...ief-runway-closure-nairobi-airport

Airplane involved was a Cessna Caravan arriving from Dar Es Salaam bursting a tyre on landing, runway was closed for an hour, no further damages ... End of story.

Astral Aviation operates Cessna Caravans, F27s, AN12s and the DC93, see

http://www.astral-aviation.com/profile-company.php

although their fleet page only shows the DC93.

Servus, Simon


User currently offlineDALCA From Netherlands, joined Aug 2006, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 8344 times:



Quoting AustrianSimon (Reply 4):
Airplane involved was a Cessna Caravan arriving from Dar Es Salaam bursting a tyre on landing, runway was closed for an hour, no further damages ... End of story.

Astral Aviation operates Cessna Caravans

Good news to hear, happy to hear that everyone is ok and that delays were kept to a minimum.

Also good, for me, to hear that the DC-9F is still in flying.



Zanair flight, please hold on finals as we have to clear rhino's off the runway. Next flight: AMS-FRA-AMS
User currently offlineNicoEDDF From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 1099 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8227 times:



Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 3):
I saw this aircraft parked next to the far end of the terminal when I was in NBO las week. Thought to myself, that it had seen better days.

Saw it also when I was there with LH Cargo beginning of July...

actually I think the plane looked quite fine...


User currently offlineTb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7994 times:

Man, I am glad they are off on the DC-9. I know a guy over there flying that thing and I was really worried for a second.


Too lazy to work, too scared to steal!
User currently offlineAviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1351 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6830 times:



Quoting Tb727 (Reply 7):
I am glad they are off on the DC-9. I know a guy over there flying that thing and I was really worried for a second.

I do as well. I'm shooting him an email as we speak.


PS



Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
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