ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-26B-100 EK-26818 Guri'el Airstrip
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Sunday 25 August 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26B-100
Operating for:Transom Airways
Leased from:South Airlines
Registration: EK-26818
MSN: 14101
First flight: 1990
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 50
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Guri'el Airstrip (   Somalia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ/HCMM), Somalia
Destination airport:Guri'el Airstrip, Somalia
An Antonov 26 passenger plane was damaged in a landing accident at Guri'el Airstrip, Somalia. The airplane landed half way down the unpaved airstrip and ran into a large rock. The nose gear was severed and penetrated the fuselage, injuring a crew member.
The airplane was carrying newly appointed governor of the Galgadud region, Hussein Ali Wehliye.

At the time of the accident the aircraft was not airworthy. The Certificate of Airworthiness had expired on 31 May 2012 and the aircraft had been removed from the Armenian aircraft register on 26 October 2012.

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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 Mogadishu International Airport to Guri'el Airstrip as the crow flies is 373 km (233 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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