Air Djibouti Boeing 737 Suffers Gear Collapse During Landing

A total of 44 people including 5 crew members were onboard the aircraft.

An Air Djibouti Boeing 737-500 narrowly avoided a fatal crash, after it suffered the collapse of its main landing gear at Garowe Airport in Somalia.

The 28-year-old aircraft with registration EY-560 was operating from Hargeisa, Somalia to Garowe.

The flight which originated in Djibouti was destined for Mogadishu, the Somali capital with stops in Hargeisa and Garowe.

During the landing at Garowe Airport, it suffered the collapse of the right-hand main gear at low speed and veered off the runway to the right.

A total of 44 people including 5 crew members were onboard the aircraft.

Reports say that the airport has not had an operating fire truck for about 2 months now. Consequently, it could not respond to the incident, although smoke coming out of the landing gear was eventually contained. 

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No injuries were reported in the incident. However, the aircraft has sustained serious damage. The runway has been closed after the incident.

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