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Kenya aircraft crash 24th Feb 2013?

Old 24th Feb 2013, 20:39
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Kenya aircraft crash 24th Feb 2013?

Hi all,

does anybody of you know about a small plane crash in Kenya today?

Cessna or similar aircraft?

If so, please pass on some information.
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Old 25th Feb 2013, 08:29
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ASN Aircraft accident 24-FEB-2013 Aeroprakt A-22 Foxbat 5Y-LWF
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Old 25th Feb 2013, 10:49
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Dr Anthony King, head of the Laikipia Wildlife Forum, was one of the deceased. No further info at this time.

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Old 25th Feb 2013, 13:20
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Found this link on Facebook

Wildlife Conservationist Dr. Anthony King dead in Mt. Kenya Plane Crash | kenyanaviator
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Old 25th Feb 2013, 22:24
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Thank you, that helps.
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 05:48
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Another ecologist dies in an Aeroprakt

Unfortunate coincidence of aircraft types and accidents, but Jean-Patrick Suraud, an ecologist working as a park manager in the Republic of Congo, died in an Aeroprakt crash in August 2012 in ZA.
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 18:36
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I was on a trip with John last December for 2 weeks almost around the whole world. We spent day and night together, he will really be missed.

Was supposed to meet him last week before they continued to Africa.

Very sad.
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Old 27th Feb 2013, 09:23
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There's a bitter irony in the latest rumour - that Anthony was flying John up to Lake Michaelson (@13,000') to photograph old plane wrecks on the mountain.

At the moment with the current really hot weather we're having, there is a LOT of turbulence even at lower altitudes - never mind on the side of a mountain. At that sort of altitude there would not be a lot of performance left in the Foxbat in order to fly away from any bumps/downdrafts etc. Otherwise I am sure they would have just put down somewhere (even if far from ideal) and survived the crash.

Its very sad this happened. Mt Kenya has claimed a lot of planes/pilots/passengers over the years.
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Old 27th Feb 2013, 18:17
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A shocking, needless and avoidable loss of life to make an entertainment TV doc.

What was an conservationist with a Phd doing piloting an aerial filming flight with a professional cameraman for an entertainment show apparently unrelated to him or his profession???

From an insurance and aviation perspective was the flight legal?

At what elevation was the wreck found? some say near the airport others at 14000ft??

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Old 27th Feb 2013, 20:41
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People fly for lots of reasons...

As to location,

"Nanyuki A conservationist who was piloting an aircraft was killed alongside a Canadian journalist when the plane crashed in Mount Kenya forest on Monday.

The aircraft owned by Laikipia Wildlife Forum crashed in the forest due to bad weather, according to Yellow Club East Africa chairman Rob Linck who witnessed the crash.

"There were strong winds and the aircraft was small and therefore it could not manoeuvre its way through the turbulence," said Linck."

see: allAfrica.com: Kenya: Conservationist, Reporter Die in Mt Kenya Crash

Linck is a serious fixed/rotary wing pilot, and if he saw it, this is simply how it happened. Probably in a telephone interview Aero Club was transformed into Yellow Club, though I'm not sure he's the chair.
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Old 28th Feb 2013, 04:33
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Thought Harro was chair, or has he finally quit?
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Old 28th Feb 2013, 05:28
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Rob is the Chair now .

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Old 6th Mar 2013, 06:29
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Apologies for hijacking the thread

Any one have details on KQ310 that returned back to
HKJK due tech on Mon 4th?
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