2014-01-04 Skyward Intl Fokker 50 made belly landing at Nairobi, Kenya
The aircraft made a safe belly landing at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, leaving all on board unhurt.
According to local meadia the pilots were unable to lower one main undercarriage on approach. After holding south of the airfield for a considerable time to assess the situation, the pilots elected to made a all gear-up landing at Jomo Kenyatta Airport.
In clear skies and unlimited visibility, the Fokker 50 approached runway 06. The underbelly contacted the runway within the touchdown zone and skidded to a safe halt on the runway. The wings maintained in level position resutling in no damage to wingtips of propellers.
All six persons on board remained unhurt in the event.
Firefighters foamed the fuselage and the aircraft was shut down for all traffic until the aircraft was removed.
Post accident examination showed the aircraft was hit by (at least) two large birds. Local media reported the bird collided with the Fokker soon after getting airborne at Wajir. One of them became wedged in one of the maingears causing the extension mechanism to jam.
Date: 2015-01-04 Time: 12:10
Location: HKJK NBO Nairobi Intl
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial
From: HKWJ/WJR: Wajir To: HKJK/NBO: Nairobi Intl
Operator: Skyward International
Type: Fokker 50
Age a/c: 25,2 years
Constr. No.: 20167
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JACDEC 20-year Statistics :
- 3rd safety occurence for the operator
- 44th safety occurence of type (Fokker 50)
- 8th safety occurence at airport
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question
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