The accident involved a Jubba Airways airline in Mogadishu, all occupants survived the crash.
Frightening plane crash in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, on the evening of Monday 18 July. An aircraft crashed near the airport runway ending up upside down, as seen in the photos. Fortunately, no deaths were reported and all passengers on board were rescued. It is not clear if there are any injuries.
The domestic flight of the airline Jubba Airways was en route from the southwestern city of Baidoa to Mogadishu. Upon landing, around 11:30 local time, something went wrong and the plane overturned. The cause of the accident is not yet known.
In some videos on the sidelines of the accident we see the plane upside down. A column of black smoke and flames rose into the air as fire trucks approached the runway and firefighters began putting out the fire.
“The plane had a total of 36 passengers on board, including crew members. All people on board the plane survived the crash,” said Ahmed Moallin Hassan, SCAA’s director general in a statement released to Mogadishu.
In a brief statement, acknowledging the incident, Jubba Airways said it would release further information on what happened “as soon as it becomes available”.
The incident resulted in a brief closure of the airport, forcing flights to be hijacked. The airport was then reopened.
Mogadishu airport hosts diplomatic missions and serves as a hub for humanitarian flights to Somalia seeking to rebuild the country after more than two decades of conflict.