- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: January 30, 2000
Time: 21:08
Location: Off Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Operator: Kenya Airways
Flight #: 431
Route: Abidjan - Lagos
AC Type: AirbusA310-304
Registration: 5Y-BEN
cn / ln: 426
Aboard: 179   (passengers:169  crew:10)
Fatalities: 169   (passengers:159  crew:10)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into the Atlantic Ocean three minutes after taking off from Felix Houphouet-Boigny Airport. A few seconds after lifting off the ground the stall warning sounded and continued for about 20 seconds until it was manually turned off by the crew. Three seconds later the plane impacted the water. The pilot's response to an alarm that inaccurately indicated the plane had stalled. The pilot failed to complete established procedure for such an emergency. Takeoff conditions also contributed to the accident, which occurred at night, hampering the crew's ability to judge the plane's distance from the sea.
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