Silverstone F50 at Mogadishu on Sep 19th 2020, runway excursion on landing
Last Update: September 27, 2020 / 14:38:55 GMT/Zulu time
Locals report the captain was trapped in the cockpit for a while until rescuers were able to free him, he and the first officer received minor injuries.
Local media report all four occupants were rescued without injuries.
Somalia's Aviation Minister reported two of the four crew received injuries when the aircraft crashlanded following an immediate return to the airport after departure. The aircraft was registered to Kenyan company Silverstone and chartered by Somali company Saacid Airlines.
Somalia's Civil Aviation Authority have opened an investigation into the accident.
Preliminary information suggests problems with the landing gear may have prompted the return.
On Sep 27th 2020 The Aviation Herald received the preliminary report stating that the crew reported they could not retract the landing gear and noticed a hydraulic problem (pressure indication was 10 psi, quantity had dropped to zero, actual hydraulic system pressure reduced to 800 psi which even rendered alternate brakes unserviceable) shortly after departure and requested to return to Mogadishu. The crew was aware they had lost all hydraulic fluid, prepared accordingly by manually extending the landing gear which resulted in three green indications, the crew manually extended the flaps, proceeded to perform the normal landing checklist but knew, they had only one application of brakes left and no steering. The aircraft performed an approach to runway 05, touched down at 104 knots over ground, then the crew lost control and the aircraft veered to the right and collided with the airport perimeter wall. Two crew received serious and two other crew minor injuries.
The captain (42, ATPL) had accumulated 12,000 hours total and 5000 hours on type.
The aircraft, built in 1989, accumulated 37,793 hours total flight hours. The aircraft had been registered in Kenya on Aug 19th 2019. The last certificate of airworthiness had been issued on Sep 11th 2020 and was valid through Sep 10th 2021.
Somalia's Aircraft Accident Investigation Branch (SoAAIB) wrote: "Emergency services, fire fighters from UNSOS, Police, AMISOM, AAIB, Bancroft and SCAA attended the scene. The emergency services saved the crew which was stuck in the cockpit." and released following safety recommendations (amongst others):
- The airport perimeter concrete wall must be eliminated immediately.
- Proper rescue equipment is required
- Fire brigade must be equipped with required removal equipment.
- Securing the crash side (cordon) is a necessary
- All aircraft are required to be inspected.
A0097/20 NOTAMR A0096/20
A) HCMM B) 2009190653 C) 2009191200 EST
E) HCMM RWY CLSD DUE TO DISABLED ACFT
A) HCMM B) 2009190632 C) 2009191200 EST
E) RWY CLSD
HCMM 190800Z 20013KT 7000 -SHRA BKN020 OVC070 26/20 Q1013=
HCMM 190700Z 20010KT 9999 BKN022 27/21 Q1013=
HCMM 190600Z 17008KT 9999 SCT023 27/21 Q1013=
HCMM 190500Z 19007KT 9999 BKN021 27/21 Q1013=
HCMM 190400Z 17008KT 9999 BKN020 26/20 Q1012=
HCMM 190300Z 17009KT 9999 BKN020 25/20 Q1012=
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