Mombasa Air Safari Let L-410UVP plane crash
The Let L-410UVP passenger plane, operated by Mombasa Air Safari, took off from Ngerende Airstrip, Kenya, for a domestic flight. 11 passengers and 2 crewmembers were onboard. The plane crashed a few seconds after takeoff. 4 occupants were killed, and 9 were injured.
The plane was carrying tourists in Kenya's famous Masai Mara national park, a top safari destination in Africa. The twin-engine plane took off, but failed to climb out due to wrong wind direction. It nose-dived about one kilometre (0.62 mile) from the air strip and crashed in a marshland. A small fire was quickly put out by hotel personnel and tourists. Both the captain and the first officer have been killed, among with two tourists.
Ngerende Airstrip features a dirt runway of 3900 feet/1190 meters length in approximate east/west direction.