Fly540 DH8A at Lamu on Aug 11th 2019, rejected takeoff due to aircraft not moving, runway held onto aircraft

Last Update: August 12, 2019 / 21:25:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 11, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fly540

Flight number
5H-411

Departure
Lamu, Kenya

Destination
Nairobi, Kenya

Aircraft Registration
5Y-BXB

ICAO Type Designator
DH8A

A Fly540 de Havilland Dash 8-100, registration 5Y-BXB performing flight 5H-411 from Lamu to Nairobi (Kenya) with 36 people on board, had backtracked runway 16 for departure, turned around and lined up. The crew applied takeoff power, however, the aircraft did not move at all prompting the crew to reject takeoff and shut the aircraft down.

A subsequent check found the left main gear had entered a pothole on the runway, the gear needed to be dug out before the aircraft could finally depart with a delay of about 25 minutes.

The airline confirmed the event reporting engineers and ground staff rushed to push the aircraft out of the pothole and move to a safer place from where takeoff could commence. The airline also stated that checks confirmed the aircraft was in good condition before the aircraft was able to depart.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 11, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fly540

Flight number
5H-411

Departure
Lamu, Kenya

Destination
Nairobi, Kenya

Aircraft Registration
5Y-BXB

ICAO Type Designator
DH8A

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