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6th of September 2014, Blog #529

A Fokker 50 was operating a scheduled domestic flight between Galkayo Airport and Mogadishu International Airport in Somalia. With 21 passengers and a crew of three the aircraft had an uneventful flight. When the aircraft was approaching Mogadishu it was vectored for a landing on Magadishu's runway 05.

The damaged aircraft being recovered from the runway (© The Kenyan Aviator) The aircraft was configured correctly and a stable approach was flown. A normal touchdown on the runway occurred. Almost immediately after touchdown, the right-hand main landing gear failed and the aircraft veered to the right. The aircraft continued over a short distance after leaving the runway surface before colliding with a concrete (airport) perimeter fence and coming to a stop in a ditch. An evacuation was initiated and all 24 occupants safely evacuated the aircraft. There was no post-accident fire.

The aircraft at its final position (© The Kenyan Aviator)

The damage to the aircraft was extensive;

  • Right-hand wing broke in two

  • Right-hand engine and propellor damaged

  • Nose section of the aircraft destroyed

  • Fuselage bent in several locations

  • Left-hand landing collapsed (as seen on post-accident pictures

The aircraft was written off, as damaged beyond repair.


Close up of the damaged nose section (© The Kenyan Aviator)


** Editorial note **


V2 Aviation - Training & Maintenance has not been able to obtain an investigation report on this accident. This blog is therefore based on several internet sources. Should there be an inconsistency in the blog don't hesitate to get in touch with us. There are two possibilities to do that, via the comments function at the bottom of this page or via the contact page of the website.

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