Boeing B737 of Air Djibouti suffers landing gear collapse, passengers and crew unhurt

The Boeing B737 veered to the right but came to a stop within the runway edge resting on the right-hand engine

Boeing B737 of Air Djibouti suffers landing gear collapse, passengers and crew unhurt
The stricken Air Djibouti plane. Image courtesy: Twitter/@IssaDhollowaa

A Boeing B737 of the African airline Air Djibouti suffered a landing gear collapse on landing at Garowe airport in Somalia. No injuries were reported.

According to an AvHerald report, an Air Djibouti Boeing 737-500, with registration number EY-560, performing flight IV-206 from Hargeisa (Somaliland/Somalia) to Garowe (Puntland/Somalia) with 39 passengers and five crew, landed at Garowe (capital of Puntland) airport's runway 06 at about 09:30L (06:30Z), but suffered the collapse of the right-hand main gear at low speed. 

The aircraft veered to the right but came to a stop within the runway edge resting on the right-hand engine, left main and nose gear. There were no injuries. The passengers disembarked and were evacuated onto the runway and were taken to the terminal.

The flight had originated in Djibouti and was destined for Mogadishu in Somalia with intermediate stops in Hargeisa and Garowe.

The Garowe International Airport features an asphalt runway 06/24, which is 2,000 metres/6,600 feet long.

Local media report that the airport has been without an operating fire truck for about two months due to a missing tyre in the existing truck and thus could not respond to the accident although smoke could be seen from the right-hand side of the aircraft near the landing gear.

Captain Amit Singh is a training and safety expert with over 30 years of experience in the commercial air transport industry. He has been associated with two startup low-cost carriers and has hands-on experience with their needs and challenges. He has been a part of the senior management at IndiGo and Air Asia India. Captain Singh has been speaking at international fora on training and safety. He is also the author of mindFly the Human Factors blog.

(Sourced from avobanter.com)