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Silverstone Fokker 50 accident in Mogadishu

Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:04 pm

ASN is reporting an F50 on a cargo flight made an air return to Mogadishu due to hydraulic problems. On landing the aircraft went off the runway and impacted a perimeter wall. Crew injured, aircraft written off.

https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20200919-0
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Re: Silverstone Fokker 50 accident in Mogadishu

Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:31 am

Spacepope wrote:
ASN is reporting an F50 on a cargo flight made an air return to Mogadishu due to hydraulic problems. On landing the aircraft went off the runway and impacted a perimeter wall. Crew injured, aircraft written off.

https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20200919-0


If I remember correctly, a similar incident with this same airline happened in Kenya less than a year ago. I guess this should come as no surprise considering the region of operation.
 
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Re: Silverstone Fokker 50 accident in Mogadishu

Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:59 am

Link from AVHerald with photos. Definitely a write off and I am surprised nobody got killed.

https://avherald.com/h?article=4dcceeb2&opt=0
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Re: Silverstone Fokker 50 accident in Mogadishu

Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:20 am

Looking at the photos, fantastic but almost unbelievable that the 4 crew escaped (one with help) without injury. The cockpit is completely crushed.

Not such a good idea to put a concrete wall that close to the runway edge.
 
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Re: Silverstone Fokker 50 accident in Mogadishu

Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:23 am

MDGLongBeach wrote:
Spacepope wrote:
ASN is reporting an F50 on a cargo flight made an air return to Mogadishu due to hydraulic problems. On landing the aircraft went off the runway and impacted a perimeter wall. Crew injured, aircraft written off.

https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20200919-0


If I remember correctly, a similar incident with this same airline happened in Kenya less than a year ago. I guess this should come as no surprise considering the region of operation.


Oh? Do expand more about flight ops in that region, if you could...sounds like you’ve got some good experiences there
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Re: Silverstone Fokker 50 accident in Mogadishu

Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:46 am

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Not such a good idea to put a concrete wall that close to the runway edge.

Indeed. I tried to measure the distance on Google maps (no idea how accurate it is) and found around 10 meters!
The problem is that the runway is very close to the coast and in an urbanized area on the other side. Maybe a fence would be a better way to prevent incursions but I guess that, given the security situation in the area, they prefer to have something quite robust... (Just an uneducated guess, I have no idea how this airport is handled.)
 
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Re: Silverstone Fokker 50 accident in Mogadishu

Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:21 am

If I count correctly, it is already the 4th crash in Somalia and the 5th involving a Kenyan registered aircraft this year alone... Maybe it is time for the Kenyan CAA to step up and re-certificate the airlines based in their country?
 
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Re: Silverstone Fokker 50 accident in Mogadishu

Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:15 am

I imagine that the wall is to stop car bombs.

A determined individual could probably climb it.
 
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Re: Silverstone Fokker 50 accident in Mogadishu

Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:44 am

Virtual737 wrote:
Looking at the photos, fantastic but almost unbelievable that the 4 crew escaped (one with help) without injury. The cockpit is completely crushed.

Not such a good idea to put a concrete wall that close to the runway edge.


Looks like a sea wall protection, could see water surging there in high tides and high winds.
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Re: Silverstone Fokker 50 accident in Mogadishu

Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:21 pm

Virtual737 wrote:
Looking at the photos, fantastic but almost unbelievable that the 4 crew escaped (one with help) without injury. The cockpit is completely crushed.

Not such a good idea to put a concrete wall that close to the runway edge.


At least they could pile up some old tires in front of it like what they have at racetracks.
 
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Re: Silverstone Fokker 50 accident in Mogadishu

Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:50 pm

A very lucky escape for the crew. Those concrete walls are reasonably frangible, I suspect the nose penetrated through the wall and is sticking through it, rather than the wall staying in place and the nose being crushed.

debonair wrote:
If I count correctly, it is already the 4th crash in Somalia and the 5th involving a Kenyan registered aircraft this year alone... Maybe it is time for the Kenyan CAA to step up and re-certificate the airlines based in their country?


I don't think this will help - they seem to be operating with complete disregard to any laws or oversight:

"In a statement, the Somali Ministry of Transport reported that the aircraft was operated by Silverstone Air Services of Kenya.
This airline stopped all scheduled services in November 2019, after the airline forced to grounded they DHC-8 aircraft by authorities."
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Re: Silverstone Fokker 50 accident in Mogadishu

Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:01 pm

Some additional photos here.
If only "injuries" the FO must have several serious ones!

https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-f ... ogadishu-0
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Re: Silverstone Fokker 50 accident in Mogadishu

Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:50 pm

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A very lucky escape for the crew. Those concrete walls are reasonably frangible, I suspect the nose penetrated through the wall and is sticking through it, rather than the wall staying in place and the nose being crushed.
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Photos show the wall is still intact after impact and the nose of the aircraft is.... very flat up past the cockpit windows.
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Re: Silverstone Fokker 50 accident in Mogadishu

Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:52 am

Virtual737 wrote:
Looking at the photos, fantastic but almost unbelievable that the 4 crew escaped (one with help) without injury. The cockpit is completely crushed.

Not such a good idea to put a concrete wall that close to the runway edge.


I thought the same thing. I cannot believe both pilots survived that! I bet the last few seconds from the front windows was horrifying! Maybe they saw it and jumped out of their seats before impact?
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Re: Silverstone Fokker 50 accident in Mogadishu

Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:21 am

zeke wrote:
Virtual737 wrote:
Looking at the photos, fantastic but almost unbelievable that the 4 crew escaped (one with help) without injury. The cockpit is completely crushed.

Not such a good idea to put a concrete wall that close to the runway edge.


Looks like a sea wall protection, could see water surging there in high tides and high winds.


That was my first thought as well that it's some sort of seawall.
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