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Windshear in frame after Jubba Fokker 50 landing accident


Saturday November 19, 2022
By David Kaminski-Morrow



Investigators have indicated that windshear contributed to the landing accident involving a Jubba Airways Fokker 50 turboprop in Somalia earlier this year.

The Kenyan-registered aircraft (5Y-JXN) had been conducting a domestic service to Mogadishu from Baidoa on 18 July.

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During the final approach to runway 05, the aircraft experienced windshear at low altitude, says the Dutch Safety Board, which has offered support to the Somali-led inquiry.

After the windshear encounter, it adds, the pilots “lost control of the aircraft” and the Fokker “hit the runway hard”.

It flipped over and came to a halt upside-down, sustaining heavy damage in the process. The left wing separated during the accident sequence and a fire broke out.

Three of the 30 passengers suffered minor injuries, the safety board states in a third-quarter bulletin. The 30-year old aircraft was also carrying a crew of six.

Meteorological data from Mogadishu airport for the time of the accident shows 18kt winds from the south-south-west – suggesting a tailwind component for runway 05 – but otherwise good conditions. 



 





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