Plane Crashes in Somalia, All Passengers Survive

A passenger plane carrying more than 30 passengers crashed at the Adan Abdulle Airport in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu earlier today.

State-run news agency Somali National Television (SNTV) reported that the Jubba Airways’ Fokker 50 passenger aircraft crashed back down shortly after it took off at the Adan Abdulle airport at 11:28 in the morning, local time.

Adan Abdulle airport authorities confirmed to SNTV that all 36 passengers of the plane were rescued and brought to safety.

Local firefighters quickly responded to the situation and put the fire out in the plane, which has been dismantled due to the damage.

The Somali Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) said in a statement that a preliminary report regarding the incident will be released once the ongoing investigation has officially been concluded.

“We applaud the quick action of the Somalia fire brigade at the Adan Adde International Airport for their quick action in rescuing and saving lives,” said Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Spokesman Nuur Mohamud Sheekh.

Jubba Airways operates from Kenya and regularly carries out flights from the city of Mogadishu.

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