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Accident description
Last updated: 19 November 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 20 April 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic F50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker 50
Operator:Blue Bird Aviation
Registration: 5Y-VVJ
C/n / msn: 20133
First flight: 1988-10-03 (25 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW125B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guri'el Airstrip (   Somalia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW), Kenya
Destination airport:Guri'el Airstrip, Somalia
Narrative:
Shortly after landing, the Fokker 50 aircraft overran the runway at high speed, coming to a rest on rough terrain. The nose and main gears collapsed, and the left wing partially detached from the aircraft. The aircraft was damaged beyond economic repair. The three occupants, who were transporting a cargo a khat, were uninjured.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Goobjoog News
» Garowe Online


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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 Nairobi-Wilson Airport to Guri'el Airstrip as the crow flies is 1252 km (783 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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