A Kenyan plane carrying humanitarian aid crashed near El-Barde airstrip in the Bakool region of Somalia.
Kenyan plane crashes into building in Somalia
Somalia state media has reported a plane crash involving a Kenyan plane
The crash occurred around 11:30 a.m. local time on Thursday, January 18, 2024.
Abdifitah Geedsane, the airfield director, confirmed that the aircraft veered off the runway during its landing at El-Barde airstrip.
Regrettably, one person lost their life after the plane crashed into a building. Additionally, another individual sustained injuries and was rushed to the hospital.
The ill-fated plane had a Kenyan flag on its tail and was registered under (5Y-JWG). Additional reports claimed that the Fokker 50 was operated by Jetways Airlines.
The Fokker 50 is a turboprop-powered airliner manufactured and supported by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker.
It was designed as an improved version of the highly successful Fokker F27 Friendship, specifically the stretched F27-500 model.
The Fokker 50 can carry up to 62 passengers and can fly in and out of most airports worldwide, including those with unpaved runways.
It possesses excellent short-field performance and can make steep approaches to airports.
The aircraft is renowned for its low operational cost, reliability, and structural durability.
It is in use as a 50-seat passenger aircraft and 7-ton freighter, as well as a special mission aircraft with several governments.
The Fokker 50 has often been highly appreciated by owners and pilots alike for its reliability, economics, and flight characteristics.
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