Serious incident Fokker 50 5Y-FAI, Sunday 25 September 2022
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Date:Sunday 25 September 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic F50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fokker 50
Owner/operator:Freedom Airline
Registration: 5Y-FAI
MSN: 20282
Year of manufacture:1993
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Serious incident
Location:Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKJK) -   Kenya
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKJK)
Destination airport:Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ/HCMM)
Investigating agency: AAID Kenya
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A Freedom Airline Fokker 50 sustained substantial damage in an accident on the apron at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKJK).
The crew ferried the aircraft from Nairobi-Wilson to NBO and on arrival, the aircraft was taxied to terminal 2-M22 where the chocks were placed and the Ground Power Unit connected. The captain reported that the crew then disembarked to perform walk rounds as per the relevant checklist from which no anomalies were reported.
The flight crew then proceeded to do their briefing with the ground handling personnel and gave the boarding clearance. On completion, the captain reported, having obtained the engine start clearance and requested the ground handlers to remove the GPU and the chocks. The GPU was, however, not clear at the time the aircraft began taxiing and consequently, the aircraft engine no.2 propeller impacted the GPU, causing the separation of two propeller blades and damage to the remaining four blades. Shrapnel penetrated the fuselage above RH window number 5.

The Captain immediately shut down the engines and commanded the cabin crew to evacuate the passengers to the terminal building as per emergency evacuation procedures.
The aircraft sustained substantial damage to its RH Engine and shrapnel penetrated the upper part of the fuselage above the RH window NUMBER 5. The GPU was damaged and no injuries were reported .

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAID Kenya
Report number: 
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report



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