Today, a Silverstone Air Services Fokker 50, operated by Saacid Airlines, veered off the runway at Mogadishu, Somalia.

According to AvHerald the aircraft, with registration 5Y-MHT and performing a freight flight from Mogadishu to Beledweyne (Somalia) with 4 crew, went off the runway while landing in Mogadishu and collided with a concrete fence.

The below photo shows the extent of the damage that the aircraft suffered and that it was quite substantial.

The aircraft returned to the airport shortly after it had taken off from Mogadishu. Preliminary reports suggests that the reason for the return was related to problems with the landing gear.

Somalia’s Aviation Minister reported that two of the four crew received injuries. The aircraft was registered to a Kenyan company named Silverstone, it was chartered by a Somali company called Saacid Airlines.

Local reports have stated that the captain was trapped in the cockpit, until rescuers were able to free him, and that the first officer received minor injuries.

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