Aero-Pioneer F27 at Garbaharey on Jun 3rd 2017, right main gear struck top of wall prior to touch down
Last Update: August 16, 2017 / 16:42:57 GMT/Zulu time
The local governor reported the aircraft hit a wall with the right hand wing near the airport, suffered subsequently technical problems and went off the runway coming to rest near houses.
The Probable Operator has not yet commented on the accident.
WFP reported the aircraft carried 5 tons of special food for treatment and prevention of malnutrition of 2300 children in the context of drought relief. There were 4 crew on board, all 4 were taken to a hospital but released uninjured. The aircraft received substantial damage.
The chief of WFP Air Services for Somalia told The Aviation Herald, the aircraft involved was 5Y-FMM, all 4 crew remained unharmed. The right hand main gear of the aircraft struck the top of a 2 meter high wall, that was built close to and across the approach to threshold in the past week. The right wing received extensive damage in the subsequent runway excursion.
On Aug 15th 2017 the Dutch DSB (representing the country of manufacture of the aircraft) reported in their quarterly bulletin, that the aircraft struck an obstacle with the right main landing gear shortly before landing in Garbaharey causing the right wing to drop and struck the ground. This resulted in a ground swing causing part of the right hand wing to fracture, fuel was released from the right hand wing. The aircraft subsequently caught fire. All three crew escaped without injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage however. The country of registration (Kenya) and the DSB received notifications by Somalia's Authorities, the Onderzoeksraad (DSB) offered assistance to the investigation.
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