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Kenya Airways B737 Crash - Douala 5 May 2007

Old 5th May 2007, 07:27
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Kenya Airways B737 Crash - Douala 5 May 2007

Just picked up from Sky News KQ 738 out of Daoula lost contact after take off. Any info anybody.
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Old 5th May 2007, 07:56
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Kenyan TV reports that KQ flight 507 lost contact with Douala control over Congo. Approx 120 pax onboard. Equipment was KQ's brand new 738. AC was expected in Nairobi four hours ago. It's now 10.00hrs (GMT +3).

Plane is most likely crashed.
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Old 5th May 2007, 08:14
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Does seem like a crash. BBC reporting contact was lost some where over the Congo jungle. 106 pax and 9 crew. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
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Old 5th May 2007, 08:15
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115 people on board....

106 PAX
009 Crew

Lets hope they locate the aircraft verry soon, and a good research will start...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6627485.stm
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Old 5th May 2007, 08:56
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Very sad indeed!
Any Solenta crew onboard or is it SAA all of the time now?
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Old 5th May 2007, 09:26
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Apparently the flight originated in Abidjan before flying on to Douala. This brings back some very sad memories. Thoughts are with all onboard.
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Old 5th May 2007, 09:38
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Getting conflicting reports that it lost contact on climb out, OR it lost contact east of yaounde, v different scenarios. Also news that a CHC twotter is searching at the moment. Anybody got anything??
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Old 5th May 2007, 09:43
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A Kenyan Airways aircraft was forced to return to Nairobi, en-route to Johannesburg , on 30 April 2007. Is it the same aircraft!
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Old 5th May 2007, 09:56
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News...

There is another thread on Rumours and News about KQ.
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Old 5th May 2007, 10:00
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Found on google-news, published about 20 min ago:

A Kenya Airways airliner with 115 people on board that disappeared after taking off from Douala airport in Cameroon has crashed, an aviation official said today.

"The plane has crashed," said the official with the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority, asking not to be named.

A top government official said: "We have located the plane ... and we cannot talk about it."

The plane, a Boeing 737-800 carrying 106 passengers, eight crew members and a flight engineer, was due to land in Nairobi on Saturday at 6.15am (1315 AEST).

Most of the passengers were connecting through Nairobi to other destinations outside Kenya.

A crisis centre has been set up at the company headquarters at Nairobi airport.


A different report:
YAOUNDE, May 5 (Reuters) - A Kenya Airways plane reported missing on Saturday has crashed in southern Cameroon, the central African country's state radio said.

The radio said the plane had crashed near a location called Niete, south of the Cameroonian port town of Kribi and north of the border with Equatorial Guinea. It gave no further details.

Kenya Airways earlier said it had lost contact with a 737-800 airliner bound for Nairobi with 115 people aboard, shortly after it took off from Douala in Cameroon.

I hope they find some survivors
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Old 5th May 2007, 10:02
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sky news reporting it found near niete, well south of douala.
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Old 5th May 2007, 10:06
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News coming in reports that the Crash Indicator Signal has been detected. Cameroun State Radio confirms KQ 507 has indeed crashed.
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Old 5th May 2007, 10:11
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Close source confirms plane has crashed south of Douala. Crisis Management Centre has been setup in Douala. Emergency Teams have been activated. A sad day indeed.

I know a lot of their crew mostly South African trained.
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Old 5th May 2007, 10:17
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Rumors already milling that the a/c was highjacked as soon as it was airborne?? Please do not quote me the info is still very very fresh...

May God have mercy on the souls on board.
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Old 5th May 2007, 10:25
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Kribi

Normal flight path from Douala to Nairobi should have taken them over Yaoundé. Somebody reported that the crash site is south of Kribi, quite off-track…
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Old 5th May 2007, 10:53
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the 737-800

KQ 507, a boeing 737-800 was six months old,the first 800 series to be purchased by KQ, quite odd to me for a plane this young to have malfunctioned.what do you guys think? what could be the cause of such a crash??
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Old 5th May 2007, 10:55
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Check the thread on rumours and news lists all the nationalities on board.
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Old 5th May 2007, 10:55
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thats almost like: how long is a piece of string?
could be anything. lets not speculate and wait for cold hard facts!
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Old 5th May 2007, 11:07
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Has the registration been revealed yet ?
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Old 5th May 2007, 11:24
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Reg was 5Y-KYA. Looks like it did go down. Cameroonian authorities out there with a helicopter...
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