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Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:42 pm
by VeeCee
https://twitter.com/CAA_Kenya/status/1004066109564293121
From the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority.

Re: Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:47 pm
by VeeCee
For those who don't twitter:

Press Statement
For Immediate Release

We confirm that we have reports of a missing flight Reg 5YCAC from Kitale to Nairobi JKIA Operated by Fly Sax. The flight las was seen on radar at 14:02 this afternoon at 40 nautical miles from Nairobi, flying at 11,000ft above sea level. Search and Rescue teams from AAID, KCAA, KWS and other agencies were activated immediately and have as at this evening yielded no results. THey have paused the search for the night and shall resume at first light tomorrow morning. We shall update you regularly in the course of tomorrow as this develops.

Capt. Gilbert Kibe
Director General

Re: Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:48 pm
by paullam
Airplane is a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan operated by Fly Sax of Kenya.

R.I.P.

Re: Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:54 pm
by MileHFL400
Somewhere in the Abedere forest. That is not going to be easy to find.

Re: Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:42 pm
by Gonzalo
paullam wrote:
Airplane is a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan operated by Fly Sax of Kenya.

R.I.P.



That rest in peace wish is a little premature, don't you think? I mean, a long time ago there was a group of uruguayans surviving almost two months in the Andes mountains, I hope the people on board this aircraft could survive a forced landing in some remote area.

G.

Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:45 pm
by paullam
Gonzalo wrote:
paullam wrote:
Airplane is a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan operated by Fly Sax of Kenya.

R.I.P.



That rest in peace wish is a little premature, don't you think? I mean, a long time ago there was a group of uruguayans surviving almost two months in the Andes mountains, I hope the people on board this aircraft could survive a forced landing in some remote area. By the way, the report of 40 passengers doesn´t match with a Caravan 208.... something is wrong here.

Rgds.
G.


Let’s hope then that everyone survives which - realistically spoken - isn’t really likely. Although I hope for the best.

If you look up the registration of that plane you’ll find a Cessna 208B operated by Fly Sax. I assume the press release states the correct registration. 40 passengers seems rather high though and must be wrong if the registration is correct.

Re: Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:52 pm
by TWA302
paullam wrote:
Gonzalo wrote:
paullam wrote:
Airplane is a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan operated by Fly Sax of Kenya.

R.I.P.



That rest in peace wish is a little premature, don't you think? I mean, a long time ago there was a group of uruguayans surviving almost two months in the Andes mountains, I hope the people on board this aircraft could survive a forced landing in some remote area. By the way, the report of 40 passengers doesn´t match with a Caravan 208.... something is wrong here.

Rgds.
G.


Let’s hope then that everyone survives which - realistically spoken - isn’t really likely. Although I hope for the best.

If you look up the registration of that plane you’ll find a Cessna 208B operated by Fly Sax. I assume the press release states the correct registration. 40 passengers seems rather high though and must be wrong if the registration is correct.



PR from SAX says 8 pax and 2 crew
https://www.fly-sax.com/

"the aircraft departed from Kitale destined for Nairobi at 1605HRS carrying 8 passengers and 2 crew."

Re: Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:59 am
by Chemist
paullam wrote:
Gonzalo wrote:
paullam wrote:
Airplane is a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan operated by Fly Sax of Kenya.

R.I.P.



That rest in peace wish is a little premature, don't you think? I mean, a long time ago there was a group of uruguayans surviving almost two months in the Andes mountains, I hope the people on board this aircraft could survive a forced landing in some remote area. By the way, the report of 40 passengers doesn´t match with a Caravan 208.... something is wrong here.

Rgds.
G.


Let’s hope then that everyone survives which - realistically spoken - isn’t really likely. Although I hope for the best.

If you look up the registration of that plane you’ll find a Cessna 208B operated by Fly Sax. I assume the press release states the correct registration. 40 passengers seems rather high though and must be wrong if the registration is correct.


The good thing about the Caravan is that it's like a huge Cessna 172 - it flies slow. So if they went down under some control, there is a good chance of survival. Unlike at the speeds of high performance jet aircraft.

Re: Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:31 pm
by TWA302
Gonzalo wrote:
The good thing about the Caravan is that it's like a huge Cessna 172 - it flies slow. So if they went down under some control, there is a good chance of survival. Unlike at the speeds of high performance jet aircraft.


Let's pray that is the case. Nature Air 9916 did not end up well.

Looks like they have located a phone signal. https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001283059/developing-story-signal-from-missing-plane-located

Re: Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:16 am
by airkas1
The aircraft has been found (photo of crash site included): https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Wreck-of- ... index.html

Aircraft involved:

Re: Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:25 am
by mats01776
The flight las was seen on radar at 14:02 this afternoon at 40 nautical miles from Nairobi, flying at 11,000ft above sea level.

According to Wikipedia "The Aberdare Range is a 160 km long mountain range of upland, north of Kenya's capital Nairobi with an average elevation of 3,500 metres".
Not a good situation unless the pilots know exactly where they are, and the engine is operating flawlessly.

Re: Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:23 pm
by TWA302
From this news report the wreckage was found at Elephant Point which is 11k' above sea level. Probably lost in the clouds and CFIT. Comfort and prayers to the family and friends of the crew and passengers.
Image
More images in here
https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001283274/rescue-teams-of-ill-fated-flysax-plane-start-evacuating-bodies-from-aberdares

Re: Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:39 pm
by N14AZ
TWA302 wrote:
From this news report the wreckage was found at Elephant Point which is 11k' above sea level. Probably lost in the clouds and CFIT. Comfort and prayers to the family and friends of the crew and passengers.
Image
More images in here
https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001283274/rescue-teams-of-ill-fated-flysax-plane-start-evacuating-bodies-from-aberdares

Good lord.... from the first picture in the link provided by airkas1 I thought maybe the passengers and the crew had a chance but this picture looks much more severe