2015-10-06 Starbow BAe 146 nosegear collapse on landing at Tamale

2015-10-06 Starbow BAe 146 nosegear collapse on landing at Tamale

2015-10-06 Starbow BAe 146 nosegear collapse on landing at Tamale


On landing at Tamale the aircraft´s nosegear received substantial damage due to circumstances unknown yet. The aircraft came to rest in the overrun safety area.

Flight S9 110 from Accra to Tamale suffered a broken nosegear leg whilst landing (prob. on runway23).

The nosegear collased sideways and became wedged below foreward fuselage.

The aircraft skidded to a stop beyond the end of the runway, coming to rest on a portion of the runway which was closed because of runway upgrading works in progress.

It is still unclear wether the damage occured during nosegear touchdown or during deceleration.

Local media reports the aircraft may have hit „a barrier“ on the runway.

There is no airport weathger avialable for Tamale, but according to other sources, the weather consisted of occasional rain, with sudden winds and local thunderstorm activitiy.

Starbow press statement: [LINK]


Date: 2015-10-06 Time: 08:31
Location: DGLE TML Tamale
Country: Ghana
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: S0 110
From: DGAA/ACC: Accra Kotoka Intl To: DGLE/TML: Tamale
Type: Passenger
Operator: Starbow Ghana

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: BAe 146-300
Registration: 9G-SBB
Age a/c: 26,6 years
Constr. No.: 3123
Former operators: Air UK, KLM UK,
Buzz, FlyBe, Cityjet, Eurowings

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  – 76 0
Fatalities 0  0 0  0
Injuries 0 0  0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 2nd safety occurence for the operator
  • 54th safety occurence of type (BAE-146)
  • 3rd safety occurence at Tamale Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question
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9G-SBB after landing
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9G-SBB after landing
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