2017-05-30 Heidi Avn Dornier 328 belly landing at Mogadishu
The Do-328JET aircraft made a gear-up landing at Mogadishu with 4 people on board of whom all remained unscathed.
According to local media sites, the Dornier Do328 was on a charter flight from Entebbe, approaching the city when pilots reported mechanical troubles and entered a holding pattern to work out the relevant checklists.
After a number of minutes, the pilots were unsuccessful in lowering the undercarriage. Then an emergency landing with all gear-up became inevitable.
The aircraft landed on runway 05 and skidded on its belly after it came to a halt more than 1 km further. Its left wingtip hit the side of a small house located close to the runway. Airport fire trucks foamed the plane after it came to a standstill on the left side of the runway.
All crewmembers were able to disembark normally and without injury.
Damage to the aircraft is considerably serious. According to images, the left wingtip suffered damage as well.
The aircraft was operated by Heidi Aviation flying security personnel of US private security company Bancroft on behalf of UN (AMISOM) troops to and from Somalia.
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— Saji Assi (@assi_saji) June 3, 2017
Type: Dornier Do 328Jet
Age a/c: 16.2 years
Constr. No.: 3184
Occupants & Casualties
Date: 2017-05-30 Time: – (morning)
Location: HCMM MGQ Mogadishu
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial
Flight no.: –
From: HUEN/EBB: Entebbe To: HCMM/MGQ: Mogadishu
Type: non revenue
Operator: Heidi Aviation
Leased from: Bancroft Security (US)
JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 1st safety occurence for the operator
- 34th safety occurence of type (Do328)
- 15th safety occurence at Mogadishu Airport
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question
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