Silverstone Air Services Fokker 50 crashes during emergency landing at Mogadishu Airport, Somalia


On 19 September, a Silverstone Air Services Fokker 50 (registered 5Y-MHT and previously operating for Luxair and Skyways Airlines) was operating a domestic cargo flight between Mogadishu and Beledweyne, Somalia. Just after take-off at Mogadishu, however, the aircraft returned to the airport of departure for an emergency landing. During that landing, the aircraft veered off the runway and impacted a perimeter wall.

No casualties, writes Goobjoog News, but the aircraft got damaged beyond repair. The following images appeared on social media:

Bart Noëth: Since 1996, I have been working in the Belgian airline industry, from a weekend job as a cabin aircraft cleaner to a flight attendant. After the demise of Sabena - in 2001, I created a website called www.luchtzak.be, originally a meeting place for plane spotters and aviation freaks. Since 2017, the website changed into a professional news site. Next to aviation, I love to travel, wine and dine and enjoy my time off(-line) with my girlfriend, friends and family. My favourite football squad is KV Mechelen, I am an Ironman 70.3 finisher and my ambition is to complete a full Ironman.

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