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Crash of a Fokker 50 in Mogadishu

Date & Time: Sep 19, 2020 at 0755 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-MHT
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mogadishu - Beledweyne
MSN:
20171
YOM:
1989
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Mogadishu-Aden Abdulle Airport on a cargo flight to Beledweyne, carrying four crew members and various goods on behalf of the AMISOM, the African Union Mission in Somalia. After takeoff, the crew informed ATC about hydraulic problems and was cleared to return. After touchdown on runway 05, the aircraft went out of control, veered off runway to the right and collided with a concrete wall. Two crew members were slightly injured while both pilots were seriously injured after the cockpit was severely damaged on impact.

Crash of a Harbin Yunsunji Y-12-II in Dhobley

Date & Time: Aug 4, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
KAF128
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dhobley - Nairobi
MSN:
0097
YOM:
1997
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was returning to Nairobi-Eastleigh (Moi Air Base) after various supplies were delivered at Dhobley Airport on behalf of the Amisom, the African Union Mission in Somalia. Upon takeoff from Dhobley Airstrip, the aircraft crashed in unclear circumstances. All 10 occupants were injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-8-Q402 Dash-8 in Beledweyne

Date & Time: Jul 14, 2020
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-VVU
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Djibouti City – Beledweyne
MSN:
4008
YOM:
2000
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing at Beledweyne-Haji-Sheikh Mahmud Hasan (Ugas Khalif) Airport, the aircraft went out of control and came to rest against several earth mounds, bursting into flames. All three crew members managed to escape while the aircraft was destroyed by fire. The crew was completing a cargo flight from Djibouti City on behalf of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) and it is believed that the aircraft was carrying food supplies.

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 a Fokker F27 Friendship 600 in Garbaharey

Date & Time: Jun 3, 2017 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-FMM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dolow - Garbaharey
MSN:
10318
YOM:
1967
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a humanitarian flight from Dolow on behalf of the World Food Program. On final approach, the right main gear hit a two meters high concrete wall. On touchdown, the right main gear collapsed, causing the right wing and the right engine to hit the runway surface. While the right wing was partially sheared off, the right engine caught fire. The airplane skidded for dozen yards before coming to rest in flames. All four crew members were able to evacuate safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Airbus A300B4-203F in Afgooye

Date & Time: Oct 12, 2015 at 1930 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SU-BMZ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Oostend – Cairo – Mogadishu
MSN:
129
YOM:
5
Flight number:
TSY810
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a cargo flight from Ostend to Mogadishu with an intermediate stop in Cairo with perishable goods on board on behalf of the AMISOM, the African Mission in Somalia. The final approach to Mogadishu-Aden Adde International Airport was performed by night. The crew was unable to localize the runway so decided to abandon the approach and made a go around. A second attempt and maybe a third one failed as well and the crew completed a go around and continued to the north of the capital city. Eventually, the captain decided to make an emergency belly landing in a field located near Afgooye, about 25 km north of Mogadishu. On landing, the aircraft lost both engines and came to rest in the bush. Two crew members were taken to hospital while four others were unhurt. The aircraft was damaged beyond economical repair. According to Somalian Authorities, the International Airport of Mogadishu is open to traffic from 0600LT to 1800LT. For undetermined reason, the crew started the descent while the airport seems to be already closed (sunset at 1747LT). Also, an emergency landing was unavoidable, probably due to a fuel exhaustion. It is not known yet why the crew did not divert to the alternate airport. It is also not indicated if the airport was equipped with approach lights or not.

Crash of a Fokker 50 in Mogadishu

Date & Time: Sep 6, 2014 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-BYE
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Galkayo - Mogadishu
MSN:
20204
YOM:
28
Flight number:
6J715
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
21
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On landing on runway 05 at Mogadishu Airport, the right main gear failed. The aircraft veered off runway to the right, exited the runway and hit a concrete perimeter fence before coming to rest. It appears the right wing and the right engine suffered severe damage (the right broke in two). The nose of the aircraft was destroyed and the fuselage was bent on several points. All 24 occupants were evacuated safely. The aircraft was completed a domestic schedule flight on behalf of Jubba Airways.

Crash of a Fokker 50 in Guriceel

Date & Time: Apr 20, 2014
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-VVJ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nairobi – Guriceel
MSN:
20133
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After in Guriceel, aircraft encountered problem to stop within the remaining runway, overrun and lost partially the left main gear. Aircraft came to a halt with the left wing partially sheared off. While both occupants were uninjured, the aircraft which was carrying a load of six tons of khat was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26B-100 in Guri'el

Date & Time: Aug 25, 2013 at 1604 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EK-26818
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mogadishu - Guri'el
MSN:
57314101
YOM:
1990
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
45
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft was performing a special flight from Mogadishu with a crew of five and 45 passengers on board, among them Hussein Ali Wehliye, the new governor for the Galguduud province. Following an uneventful flight, aircraft landed long and could not be stopped on the remaining runway. It overrun and hit a rock which caused the nose gear to collapse. The gear penetrated the fuselage and a crew member was injured. While all 49 other occupants were uninjured, aircraft was damaged beyond repair. According to unconfirmed report, crew adopted a wrong approach configuration and landed long, reducing the landing distance available. In such situation, aircraft could not be brought to a safe halt. Due to the fact that the landing procedure was incorrect, crew should attempt a go around.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Mogadishu: 4 killed

Date & Time: Aug 9, 2013 at 0800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
1513
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dire Dawa - Mogadishu
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Ethiopian Air Force AN-12 was performing a special cargo flight from Dire Dawa to Mogadishu with a crew of six and a cargo of ammunition on behalf of AMISOM, the African Union Mission in Somalia. After landing, aircraft skidded on runway, overrun and crashed in flames near a perimeter wall. Aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire fed by ammunition which caused multiple explosions. Four crew were killed while two others were seriously injured. Control was lost after landing, maybe following a tyre burst.