A Somali passenger plane belonging to Daallo Airlines has made an emergency landing in Somalia’s capital with a gaping hole in its fuselage. The hole in the plane’s side appeared shortly after take-off from Mogadishu at 10,000ft. It is not clear what caused the damage but officials say two passengers were hurt.
Daallo Airlines flies regularly from its base in Dubai to Somalia and Djibouti. The Daallo Airlines flight was bound for Djibouti and had about 60 people on board but five minutes after take-off an explosion blasted a hole in the fuselage.
Awale Kullane, Somalia’s alternate ambassador to the U.N. who was on board the flight, said on Facebook that he ‘heard a loud noise and couldn’t see anything but smoke for a few seconds’. When visibility returned they realised ‘quite a chunk’ of the plane was missing, he wrote.
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