Passenger plane overturns and bursts into flames while crash-landing in Somalia – but everyone on board escapes
- A passenger plane was filmed after it dramatically overturned while attempting to land in Magadishu, Somalia yesterday
- The plane landed on the runway and then burst into flames at Adan Adde International Airport
- Despite the extreme crash, all 36 passengers and crew were rescued, Somalia’s civil aviation authority said
This is the moment a passenger plane crashed in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu and burst into flames – while those on board miraculously escaped with their lives.
All 36 passengers and crew were rescued from the plane, Somalia’s civil aviation authority said yesterday.
A video captured of the scene showed the plane upside down after apparently tipping over during the pilot’s attempt to land at Adan Adde International Airport.
Black smoke and flames billowed as fire engines approached on the runway.
Firefighters were also seen hose down the downed plane – a Fokker-50 operated by Somalia’s domestic airline Jubba Airways.
The Fokker 50 plane was seen upside down yesterday after overturning during an attempt to land in Mogadishu, Somalia
The crashed plane burst into flames in front of shocked onlookers while all 36 occupants miraculously escaped
Emergency services stepped in as they rescued occupants from the burning plane, which crashed around 11.30am
Debris from the crash was sighted scattered across the runway.
“We applaud the swift action of the Somali Fire Brigade at Adan Adde International Airport for their swift action in rescuing and saving lives,” said a spokesman for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, an eight-country trading bloc that includes Somalia. The Washington Post reports.
The plane was flying to Mogadishu on the Indian Ocean coast after traveling from the inland city of Baidoa and crashed around 11.30am.
Addan Abbe Airport is located in an area known as the “Green Zone” which is home to Western embassies such as the US Mission and US-trained Somali commandos.
Firefighters were seen hose down the wreckage after landing in Mogadishu, Somalia
Black smoke from the destroyed plane could be seen from afar
The smoke could be seen for miles as it billowed out of Mogadishu’s Green Zone, where the airport and several foreign embassies are located
Another Fokker 50 plane crashed at the airport in 2020 when it crashed into an airport wall. All four occupants escaped the collision.
Dutch aerospace company Fokker Services maintains and repairs the Fokker 50 aircraft manufactured by its Dutch predecessor company.
Fokker Services was contacted by Mail Online.