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 Nairobi: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jul 2, 2014 at 0400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-CET
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Nairobi - Mogadishu
MSN:
20262
YOM:
26
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta Airport runway 06, while climbing by night, crew lost control of the aircraft that crashed in flames in the residential area of Embakasi located in the vicinity of the airport, less than 2 km from the runway end. All four crew were killed while the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. The airplane was en route to Mogadishu on an early morning cargo flight with a load of khat on board.

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.

Crash of a Beechcraft 1900D in Nairobi: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 9, 2009 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-VVQ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Nairobi-Mogadiscio
MSN:
UE-250
YOM:
1996
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

Shortly after takeoff from Nairobi-Wilson airport, crew informed ATC about technical problem and obtained permission to return quickly. On final approach, the aircraft hit a fence and burst into flames. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76 in Entebbe: 11 killed

Date & Time: Mar 9, 2009 at 0540 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
S9-SAB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Entebbe - Mogadishu
MSN:
073410301
YOM:
1977
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off at night, while climbing, the aircraft nose dived and crashed into Lake Victoria, 10 km south from Entebbe airport. All 10 occupants were killed among them 3 Army Officer from Burundi and one Army Officer from Uganda. They were flying to Mogadishu on behalf of the American operator Dynacore.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76TD in Mogadishu: 11 killed

Date & Time: Mar 23, 2007 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EW-78849
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mogadishu - Djibouti City - Minsk
MSN:
10134 05192
YOM:
1991
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:
The aircraft was departing Mogadishu on a ferry flight to Minsk with an intermediate stop in Djibouti City, carrying 4 technicians of the operator and 7 crew members who were returning to Belarus after they recovered materials and instruments from another II-76 (EW-78826) that was damaged beyond repair at Mogadishu Airport last March 9. Shortly after takeoff, while in initial climb, the aircraft was hit by a missile that struck the left wing between both engines n°1 and 2. An explosion occurred and the aircraft caught fire. The crew initiated a turn when the left wing detached and crashed in the sea. Out of control, the aircraft crashed on a beach near the airport, killing all 11 occupants.
Probable cause:
Shot down by rebels located on a boat.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76TD in Mogadishu

Date & Time: Mar 9, 2007 at 0835 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EW-78826
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Entebbe - Mogadiscio
MSN:
10034 99991
YOM:
1990
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach, while flying at an altitude of 120 metres at 3 kilometres from the runway threshold, the aircraft was hit by an RPG, probably fired by rebels from a boat. The projectile hit the left main gear and a fire erupted. The aircraft landed safely and all 15 occupants escaped uninjured. It took about one hour for the only fire-fighting truck available at the airport to reach the plane as it had no fuel. Eventually, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair and cannibalized. One week later, some technicians of the Belarus operator returned to Mogadishu to recover pieces and material from the aircraft. On departure, another II-76 from the same operator was hit by a missile and destroyed.
Probable cause:
Damaged beyond repair after being shot down.

Crash of a Let L-410UVP-E3 near Mwingi: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 23, 2004 at 0730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-VVD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Nairobi - Mogadishu
MSN:
87 20 09
YOM:
1987
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Nairobi-Wilson Airport on a cargo flight to Mogadishu, carrying two pilots and a load of 1,500 kilos of khat. About an hour into the flight, while in cruising altitude, the aircraft collided with a second Let L-410UVP also operated by Bluebird Aviation and registered 5Y-VVA. While the crew of 5Y-VVA was able to complete an emergency landing and the aircraft suffered small damages, 5Y-VVD entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed 30 km south of Mwingi, killing both pilots.