MIAMI – Today, an Air Djibouti Boeing 737-500s right-hand gear collapsed during landing at Garowe Airport (GGR) in Somalia, causing substantial damage to the aircraft but avoiding any fatalities.
Operating on a series of flights between Djibouti and Mogadishu with stops in smaller airports in Somalia, of which GGR was one. The airport, in Northeastern Somalia, has a single asphalt runway of 2,200 meters in length, making it one of the largest airports in Somalia.
A photo taken of the damaged aircraft after landing depicts the aircraft resting on the starboard side engine with the flaps still extended. According to a photo seen read more ⇒
Source:: “Airways Magazine”