During the night of 04th May 2007, the B737-800, registration 5Y-KYA, operated by Kenya Airways as flight KQA 507 from Abidjan international airport (C te d'Ivoire), to the Jomo Kenyatta airport Nairobi (Kenya), made a scheduled stop-over at the Douala international airport (Cameroon). The weather was stormy. A number of departing planes decided to wait for the weather to improve. Kenya Airways, however, decided to depart. Shortly after take-off at about 1000 ft, the aircraft entered into a slow right roll that increased continuously and eventually ended up in a spiral dive. On the 5th May 2007 at approximately 0008 hrs, the airplane crashed in a mangrove swamp South-South/East of Douala. All 114 people on board were killed and the airplane was completely destroyed. The airplane crashed after loss of control by the crew as a result of spatial disorientation, after a long slow roll, during which no instrument scanning was done, and in the absence of external visual references in a dark night.The pilots on the accident flight, had been signed off by Kenya Airways instructors, and were cleared to operate any of the Boeing 737a#39;s in the Kenya ... and system descriptions from the relevant chapters of the Boeing 737 flight crew operating manuals have been appended to this ... The following summary is simply a guide, and as such cannot be considered as a substitute for the contents of the manual.
|Title||:||AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS, CAPTAIN LOST CONTROL The Crash of Kenya Airways Flight 507|
|Author||:||Hank Williamson, editor|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2012-07-01|