Jetways F50 at Ceel Barde on Jan 18th 2024, impacted house

Last Update: May 29, 2024 / 19:46:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 18, 2024

Classification
Accident

Aircraft Registration
5Y-JWG

Aircraft Type
Fokker 50

ICAO Type Designator
F50

A Jetways Airlines Fokker 50 freighter, registration 5Y-JWG performing a flight from Mogadishu to Ceel Barde (Somalia) with 4 crew carrying humanitarian aid from Mogadishu (Somalia), impacted a house near Ceel Barde Air Strip. The captain was killed, the first officer survived with serious injuries, the two other occupants survived "shocked and speechless". It is currently unknown whether there were occupants in the house. The aircraft sustained substantial damage, the house collapsed.

Elbarde Airport confirmed the accident reporting the aircraft carried 4 UNO workers of the World Food Programme, the aircraft is thought to have impacted the house outside the airport during a go around attempt on approach to Elbarde Airport after one of the gear struts did not extend.

There is no information available about the Elbarde airstrip/airport, the city Ceel Barde is located at N4.82 E43.7 and features an office of the "Action Contre la Faim/Action Against Hunger Somalia (AFC)" organisation.

On May 29th 2024 the Dutch Onderzoeksraad (DSB) reported they are assisting Somalia's Accident Investigation Branch as the aircraft was designed and assembled in the Netherlands. The DSB summarized: "During the landing at Elbarde Airstrip, the Fokker 50 went off the runway and subsequently collided with a house. There were four crew members on board. A pilot was killed, one person was seriously injured and two people suffered minor injuries. The aircraft was severely damaged."
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 18, 2024

Classification
Accident

Aircraft Registration
5Y-JWG

Aircraft Type
Fokker 50

ICAO Type Designator
F50

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