By: Dayo Fasasi
Two people injured as an explosion rips a hole in the side of a passenger plane on Tuesday.
An unnamed man was thrown out of a Daallo Airlines Airbus A321 at 14,000 feet after an explosion blasted a six foot hole through the fuselage just minutes after it took off from Mogadishu International Airport. Eyewitnesses said that the badly fire razed body fell to the earth about 15 miles away from the airport.
“I think it was a bomb. Luckily, the flight controls were not damaged so I could return and land at the airport. Something like this has never happened in my flight career. We lost pressure in the cabin. Thank god it ended well.” said Vladimir Vodopivec, the plane’s pilot.
Somalia’s ambassador to the U.N., Awale Kullane, who was on board said through his Facebook page that he ‘heard a loud noise and could not see anything but smoke for a few seconds’.
The investigation is in the hands of the Somali Aviation officials.