Accident: Jubba AN24 at Galkayo
28th 2012, burst tyres, veered
runway and broke up
By Simon Hradecky
The Aviation Herald
April 30, 2012
A Jubba Airways Antonov AN-24, passenger flight from Hargeisa (Somaliland/Somalia) to Galkayo (Puntland/Somalia) with 32 passengers and 4 (mostly Russian) crew, blew both right hand main gear tyres upon touchdown on Galkayo's main runway, veered off the runway and came to rest off the runway broken in two parts at 14:55L (11:55Z), reportedly the right wing separated from the aircraft. No injuries occurred, the aircraft received substantial damage.
RBC Radio Puntland cites Puntland's Minister of Aviation Mr. Gamute stating "The error was that the pilot of aircraft could not manage to land the plane properly so it broke outside the airport. But luckily no one was hurt."
Puntlandi.com cites Puntland's Minister of Aviation Mr. Gamute confirming a wing received damage in response to their report of a wing having separated from the aircraft.
Attempts by The Aviation Herald to reach Jubba Airways have failed so far due to not working e-mail addresses, not working phone numbers and not working fax numbers in all their offices published on their website (in addition to a more than incomplete schedule, that for example lists several arrivals at Hargeisa but nearly no departures for Saturdays, certainly no flight to Galkayo).
Attempts by The Aviation Herald to reach Puntland's Ministry of Aviation have so far not succeeded, too.
No Metars and no local weather data are available.
Galkayo Airport offers two runways 05L/23R and 05R/23L of 3010 meters/9860 feet length each.
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