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Crash of an Embraer EMB-120RT Brasília in Bardale: 5 killed

Date & Time: May 4, 2020 at 1545 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-AXO
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mogadiscio – Baidoa – Bardale
MSN:
120-259
YOM:
1992
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
On approach to Bardale Airstrip, the twin engine aircraft struck the ground and crashed 5 km from the airport, bursting into flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all five occupants were killed. The crew was enroute from Mogadiscio to Bardale with an en route stop in Baidao, carrying medical supplies and mosquito nets.
Probable cause:
When the aircraft was arriving at Bardale FOB, the usual direction is east-west, but the aircraft was flying from west-east to land over the base camp. Even though the troops did not shoot it down, the aircraft crashed on the ground and was apparently not ready not land. The troops concluded that the aircraft was suspected to be a suicide and trying to find the target to make suicide in the base camp because of the movement of the aircraft. Due to lack of communication and awareness, the aircraft was shot down and all five occupants (3 Kenyan and 2 Somali citizens) died. The incident was performed by a non-AMISOM troops of Ethiopia, which will require mutual collaborative investigation team from Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya for determine the truth.
Final Report:

Crash of an Embraer EMB-120RT Brasília near Cuilo: 7 killed

Date & Time: Oct 12, 2017 at 1715 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D2-FDO
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Dundo – Luanda
MSN:
120-082
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Dundo Airport at 1658LT bound for Luanda. About 15 minutes later, the crew reported engine problems and apparently one of them caught fire in flight. The airplane crashed shortly later near Cuilo, about 170 km southwest of Dundo. All seven occupants have been killed.