Kenya Airways Flight 431 on January 30, 2000 crashed into the sea at 21:09:24 GMT, shortly after takeoff from Abidjan. There were 179 people on board the Airbus A310 jet aircraft, 169 passengers and 10 crew members. Only 10 passengers survived the crash. Of the 169 fatalities, 146 bodies were recovered. 103 of those bodies were identified. January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Kenya Airways Boeing 767 - pre 2005 paint scheme Kenya Airways is the national airline of Kenya in East Africa, operating scheduled services throughout Africa, to Europe and Asia. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Abidjan is the largest city and former capital of CÃ´te dIvoire. ... The Airbus A310 is a medium- to long-range widebody airliner developed from the Airbus A300 and manufactured by Airbus Industrie. ...
The flight originated in Nairobi and was meant to stop over in Lagos but flew directly to Abidjan because of weather conditions over Lagos. Harmattan winds coming down from the Sahara to the north had made skies over Lagos unusually hazy on Sunday, and the airport stopped incoming flights. After a three-hour layover, the Kenya Airways Flight 431 took off at 21:08 GMT and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Côte d'Ivoire one minute later. Nairobi skyline Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. ... Map of Nigeria showing Lagos on the lower left Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria. ... The Harmattan is a dry and dusty wind blowing south-west and west off the Sahara into the Gulf of Guinea from November to March and December to February. ...
Order of crash
A errant stall warning sounds immediately after takeoff.
The pilot put the aircraft into a descent.
The crew did not apply maximum engine power.
The ground proximity warning did not sound because the stall warning took precedence.
Citing the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, an aviation accident is defined as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight and all such persons have disembarked, and in which any person...
Kenya queried the fact that the report did not find fault with the poor evacuation of the victims after the crash.
The KenyaAirwaysFlight431 5y-Ben carrying 179 passengers had initially been scheduled to travel straight to the Nigerian capital, Lagos, from Nairobi although strong winds blown up by the Harmattan desert windstorm forced the plane to re-route to Abidjan.
KenyaAirways was similarly reluctant to be drawn into discussion of the cause of the deadliest aviation accident that year and the first fatal international accident involving its plane.
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