Somalia : Daallo Airlines flight makes emergency landing after catching fire
Mogadishu, Somalia (DIPLOMAT.SO + Bloomberg) – An Daallo Airlines flight out of Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu was forced to turn around and made an emergency landing Tuesday for reasons not disclosed.
A passenger jet made an emergency landing in Somalia’s capital when a fire broke out shortly after take off, with two people receiving minor injuries, an official said.
The Daallo Airlines plane returned to Mogadishu’s airport on Tuesday after a bang was heard on board and a fire erupted, Ali Ahmed Jama, Somalia’s minister of air transport and civil aviation, told reporters in the city. He said investigations are under way to discover the cause. The jet was bound for Djibouti.
Abdirahim Ahmed, a witness at the airport, said he saw fire on at least one of the plane’s wings when it made the landing. The aircraft was carrying about 60 passengers and crew who were evacuated, Mohamed Abdullahi, a police officer at the scene, said by phone.
Daallo Airlines, based in Dubai , flies regularly between Somalia’s capital Mogadishu and cities including Djibouti ,Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and Dubai in United Arab Emirates according to its website.For more news and stories, join us on Facebook,Twitter , or contact us through our Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org