Date & Time: Aug 25, 2013 at 1604 LT
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-26
Operator:
Registration:
EK-26818
Flight Type:
Government
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mogadishu - Guri'el
MSN:
57314101
YOM:
1990
Country:
Somalia
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
45
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft was performing a special flight from Mogadishu with a crew of five and 45 passengers on board, among them Hussein Ali Wehliye, the new governor for the Galguduud province. Following an uneventful flight, aircraft landed long and could not be stopped on the remaining runway. It overrun and hit a rock which caused the nose gear to collapse. The gear penetrated the fuselage and a crew member was injured. While all 49 other occupants were uninjured, aircraft was damaged beyond repair. According to unconfirmed report, crew adopted a wrong approach configuration and landed long, reducing the landing distance available. In such situation, aircraft could not be brought to a safe halt. Due to the fact that the landing procedure was incorrect, crew should attempt a go around.