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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Datum:Montag 20 Juli 1981
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600RF
Fluggesellschaft:Somali Airlines
Kennzeichen: 6O-SAY
Werknummer: 10557
Baujahr: 1977
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:2777
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 44 / Insassen: 44
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 50 / Insassen: 50
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Balad (   Somalia)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ/HCMM), Somalia
Flug nach:Hargeisa Airport (HGA/HCMH), Somalia
Flugnummer: 40
The F-27 entered an area of heavy rain in clouds with severe turbulence, eight minutes after takeoff. The aircraft entered a spiral dive after encountering strong vertical gusts. Loads during the dive increased to 5.76 G. These loads exceeded the design stress limits, causing part of the right wing to separate.

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» Willem Wendt


photo of Fokker-F-27600RF-PH-EXC
accident date: 20-07-1981
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 600RF
registration: PH-EXC

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Mogadishu International Airport to Hargeisa Airport as the crow flies is 841 km (526 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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