A DHC-8-200 SafariLink was damaged by antelope at Kichwa Tembo Airstrip
On Friday, August 11th, DHC-16-8 SafariLink (200Y-SLM) was damaged by antelope at Kichwa Tembo Airstrip. The aviation incident did not result in casualties.
The aircraft operates a scheduled flight on the route Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL / HKNW) - Kichwa Tembo Airstrip. As the aircraft prepared to land, the animals began to run on the runway. The plane hit them with its left wheel, which broke the landing gear. And after the touchdown, the propeller of engine 1, on the left side, also suffered.
A DHC-8-200 SafariLink was damaged
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident, but 2 Wildebeest wild animals died as a result of the impact.
Wildebeest, also called gnu, is a Connochaetes antelope. It belongs to the Bovidae family, which includes antelopes, cattle, goats, sheep and other ruminants with uniform horns. Connochaetes includes two species, both native to Africa: black-tailed gnu / white-tailed gnu and blue-gnu / brindled gnu
Safarilink / Safarilink Aviation Limited is a regional airline based at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. It has a fleet of 11 small aircraft, most of them Cessna 208B Caravan.