Blue Bird F50 at Guriceel on Apr 20th 2014, overran runway
Last Update: May 8, 2014 / 22:48:33 GMT/Zulu time
Local Somali media reported the flight carried 6 tonnes of Khat as cargo.
The tail number was painted out.
The airline operates three Fokker 50, 5Y-VVG (red wingtips), 5Y-VVH (in the Netherlands for major maintenance) and 5Y-VVJ (white wingtips).
SGMST reported that 5Y-VVH had arrived in Maastricht (Netherlands) on Feb 18th 2014 for major maintenance and remained in SAMCO hangar there since.
The airline had already lost another Fokker 50, registration 5Y-VVK, in Guriceel on Nov 10th 2011 as result of a runway excursion.
Neither the airline nor Somalia's Civil Aviation Authority nor Kenya's Civil Aviation Authority or Accident Investigation Board responded to inquiries by The Aviation Herald.
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