Somali air

Plane Crash at Adan Adde International Airport in Somalia’s Capital Mogadishu

On Monday, a Juba Airways plane carrying passengers from the town of Baidoa crashed at Adan Adde International Airport in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. The plane flipped on its back and caught fire after crash-landing. All 30 passengers and four crew members survived the crash.

In another incident on Tuesday, a Halla Airlines flight carrying 30 passengers and four crew members plowed off the runway after touching down at Mogadishu’s international airport just before 12.30 p.m. local time. Surveillance footage from the ordeal showed the aircraft crashing through a fence just off the runway as debris flew through the air. There were only minor injuries onboard.

The Somali Civil Aviation Authority said that there was no fatality from the accident except for minor injuries. An official told the outlet that early indications suggested a pilot error was to blame. “Facts will be established once the cockpit voice recorder and black box are analyzed,” said the official, who didn’t want to be named. The SCAA said it was still probing the cause of the incident.