An E120 aircraft owned by Halla Airlines has crash-landed at the Aden Adde International Airport (AAIA) in Mogadishu, Somalia with a total of 34 crew and passengers on board but no fatalities were reported.
However, according to the Somalia Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA), those on board sustained minor injuries during the July 11, 2023 that occurred at 12.23pm.
The Halla Airlines Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia (registered 6O-AAD) operated domestic flight between Garowe and Mogadishu, Somalia.
During landing, the Brasilia veered off the runway and ended up on uneven ground.
“The Somali Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) wishes to confirm that an aircraft type E120, operated by Halla Airline, crash landed on Runway 05 at Aden Adde International Airport (AAIA) today at 12.23pm local time.” SCAA said in a statement.
Reports indicate that the light Aircraft had a total of 34 crew and passengers on board but there was no fatality from the accident except for minor injuries.
Local media reported that video images circulating on social media, the aircraft was captured at the accident site, show the EMB-120 sliding along the runway apparently without its left-hand main landing-gear.
“It veers off the left side of the runway, rotating 180° as it slips down an embankment, before its right wing strikes a fence.” Flight Global reported.
The civil aviation body was quick to point out that a more comprehensive report will be released after investigation is conducted.
“The Somali Civil Aviation Authority would like to reaffirm that the preliminary report will be released once the current investigation concludes.” The statement by SCAA reads in part.