Date & Time: Aug 9, 2013 at 0800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Dire Dawa - Mogadishu
4 3 420 09
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The four engine aircraft departed Dire Dawa on a special flight to Mogadishu, carrying 6 crew members and a load consisting of weapons and ammunition intended for the AMISOM, the African Union Mission in Somalia. After landing, the aircraft skidded on runway, overran and crashed against a perimeter wall, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post impact fire fed by ammunition which caused multiple explosions. Four crew were killed while two others were seriously injured.
It is believed that the control was lost after landing following a possible multiple tyre burst.