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Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 600 in Garbaharey

Date & Time: Jun 3, 2017 at 1120 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
5Y-FMM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mogadishu - 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:
On 3rd June 2016 at 1120 hours, a Fokker 27/Mk600 registration 5Y-FMM operated by Safari Express Cargo Ltd, courtesy of the WFP was ferrying relief supplies from Mogadishu to Garbaharrey Airport was involved in an accident on landing at the destination airport. On touch down, the right hand main landing gear collapsed resulting from a collision with an obstacle of approximately 2 meter high on short final approach. The aircraft subsequently had a runway excursion to the starboard side. A segment of the right hand wing contacted the ground and was severed off from the rest of the wing with ensuing fuel spillage and fire. All the four propeller blades of the starboard engine contacted the ground surface and suffered rearwards bends. The fire was however contained before spreading further. All four crew members were able to evacuate safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Final Report:

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 400M near Koussané

Date & Time: Nov 2, 2015
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
6W-STF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
10591
YOM:
1979
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Enroute from Nioro, the crew encountered technical problems and attempted an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in a field located 2 km from Koussané. It skidded for few dozen metres, lost its undercarriage, hit a tree with its left wing that was partially torn and came to rest. All 10 occupants were rescued, among them two were injured. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 500 near Kogatende: 3 killed

Date & Time: Aug 31, 2014 at 1945 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
5Y-SXP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mwanza - Nairobi
MSN:
10681
YOM:
1985
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Mwanza Airport at 1926LT on a cargo flight Nairobi. While passing FL169, the aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent. It passed FL146 at an excessive speed of 430 knots and eventually crashed in an open field located near Kogatende. The wreckage was found the following morning. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all three occupants were killed.

Mishap of a Fokker F27 Friendship 500F in Paris-Roissy-CDG

Date & Time: Oct 25, 2013 at 0125 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
I-MLVT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Paris - Dole
MSN:
10373
YOM:
1968
Flight number:
MNL5921
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a night mail flight from Paris-Roissy-CDG Airport to Dole-Jura (Tavaux) Airport on behalf of Europe Airpost. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing to an altitude of 1,000 feet, the left propeller detached and impacted the left part of the fuselage, causing a large hole. The crew declared an emergency and was cleared for an immediate return. The aircraft landed safely less than 10 minutes later and was parked on the apron. Both pilots were uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The propeller was found in an open field in Mesnil-Amelot, near the airport. Nobody on ground was injured.
Probable cause:
The n°2 propeller blade root on the left engine failed due to fatigue, resulting in separation from the propeller hub and then interaction with the n°1 blade and its disconnection from the propeller hub. The imbalance created by the loss of these two blades led to the front part of the engine being torn off. The cause of the fatigue cracking could not be determined with certainty. The following may have contributed to the fatigue fracture of the propeller blade root:
- Insufficient preloading of the propeller, increasing the stress exerted on it. The lack of maintenance documentation made it impossible to determine the preload values of the bearings during the last general overhaul;
- The presence of manganese sulphide in a heavily charged area of the propeller. The presence of this sulphide may have generated a significant stress concentration factor, raising the local stress level.
The tests and research carried out as part of this investigation show that the propeller blade root is made of a steel whose microstructure and composition are not optimal for fatigue resistance. However, the uniqueness of the rupture more than 50 years after commissioning makes it unlikely that the rate of inclusions, their distribution, size, or sulphur content of the propeller is a contributing factor in the accident.
Final Report:

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 400M in Jakarta: 11 killed

Date & Time: Jun 21, 2012 at 1450 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
A-2708
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Jakarta - Jakarta
MSN:
10546
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:
The crew (one instructor and six pilot under training) were engaged in a training flight and departed Jakarta-Halim Perdanakusuma Airport at 1310LT for a local flight consisting of touch-and-go manoeuvres. After a circuit, the pilot-in-command completed a last turn to the left to join the glide for runway 18 when the aircraft stalled and crashed onto several houses located less than one km from the runway threshold. The aircraft was destroyed as well as several houses. Six occupants in the aircraft and four people on the ground were killed while the copilot was critically injured. Unfortunately, he did not survive to his severe injuries and died few hours later at hospital.
Probable cause:
It was reported that the approach speed was too low during the last turn, causing the aircraft to stall. The distance between the aircraft and the ground was insufficient to expect recovery.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 500 in Yida

Date & Time: Apr 15, 2012 at 1321 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-SRJ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lokichogio - Yida
MSN:
10372
YOM:
1968
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Lokichoggio Airport at 1103LT on a cargo flight to Yida, carrying three crew members and a load consisting of food. En route, while cruising at an altitude of 16,000 feet, the right engine failed. The crew was able to restart it but it failed again few minutes later. The crew started the approach on one engine and landed uneventfully. While decelerating, the nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest. All three crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Both engines accumulated about 20 hours since the last overhaul and it is believed that the nose gear failed due to fatigue cracks.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 500CRF in Nairobi

Date & Time: Jan 27, 2011 at 1335 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5X-FFD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nairobi - Nairobi
MSN:
10530
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was engaged in a local post maintenance test flight from Nairobi-Wilson Airport. The crew consisted of two pilots and two engineers. During the takeoff roll from runway 07, the captain decided to abort. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran, went through a fence, lost its nose gear and came to rest in a field. All four occupants escaped with minor injuries while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.