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

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 3, 2017

Classification
Accident

Aircraft Registration
5Y-FMM

ICAO Type Designator
F27

A Aero-Pioneer Group Fokker 27-600 Friendship on behalf of WFP (World Food Programme by United Nations), registration 5Y-FMM performing a charter cargo flight from Dolow to Garbaharey (Somalia) with 3 crew and a cargo of food, was on short final about to reach the threshold of the runway, when the right hand main gear struck the top of a newly built 2 meter hight wall close to and across the approach path, the right main gear subsequently collapsed causing the aircraft to veer off the runway while landing in Garbaharey and came to a stop with right main and nose gear collapsed and the right hand wing partially fractured. A fire developed at the right hand wing and was subsequently extinguished. All 3 crew evacuated the aircraft, there were no injuries. The aircraft received substantial damage.

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.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 3, 2017

Classification
Accident

Aircraft Registration
5Y-FMM

ICAO Type Designator
F27

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