Narrative:The F-27 entered an area of heavy rain in clouds with severe turbulence, eight minutes after take-off. The aircraft entered a spiral dive after encountering strong vertical gusts. Loads during the dive increased to 5.76 G. These loads exceeded the design stress limits, causing part of the right wing to separate.
|Date:||Monday 20 July 1981|
|Type:||Fokker F-27 Friendship 600RF|
|C/n / msn:|| 10557|
|First flight:|| 1977|
|Total airframe hrs:||6087|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44|
|Total:||Fatalities: 50 / Occupants: 50 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Balad (Somalia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ/HCMM), Somalia|
|Destination airport:||Hargeisa Airport (HGA/HCMH), Somalia|
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» Willem Wendt
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Mogadishu International Airport to Hargeisa Airport as the crow flies is 841 km (526 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.