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Air Djibouti Boeing 737 landing gear collapses on touchdown

A Boeing 737 of Air Djibouti suffered a main landing gear collapse while landing at Garowe Airport, in Somalia.

The Boeing 737-529, registered EY-560, was operating flight DJB206 from Djibouti International Airport (JIB), Djibouti, to Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ), Somalia, with two stops in the Somali cities of Hargeisa and Garowe. The aircraft was carrying 39 passengers and 5 crew members.

On its second leg, as it was landing at Garowe Airport, the Boeing 737 suffered a collapse of its right-hand main landing gear. According to pictures shared on social media, the plane veered right on the runway and came to a stop, on its right-hand engine, at the edge of soft ground. No injuries were reported.

The Boeing 737 EY-560 of Air Djibouti made its maiden flight on May 20, 1992, under the colors of the late Belgian airline Sabena.

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