ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed 14-N2 Super Electra AX688 Nairobi
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Date:Sunday 10 November 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 14-N2 Super Electra
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: AX688
C/n / msn: 1419
First flight: 1938
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nairobi (   Kenya)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nairobi (unknown airport), Kenya
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Super Electra took off from Nairobi in strong winds and heavy rain. Turning to the left at 500 feet after takeoff the airplane stalled and entered a spin. It crashed and caught fire. All aboard were killed.
The airplane operated on a ferry flight from Germiston, South Africa to Cairo-Heliopolis Airport, Egypt via Dodoma, Tanzania and Nairobi.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» rafcommands.com
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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