Explosion on board an A321 few mins after taking off from Mogadishu International airport late on Tuesday. Passengers reported to have heard a loud bang and soon after a fire broke out leaving a massive hole in the fuselage of the plane.
A Daallo Airline Airbus A321 flight D3159 made an emergency landing at Mogadishu today after an explosion soon after takeoff from Mogadishu, Somalia.
A loud bang was heard followed by flames, injuring 2 passengers. The body of a person fallen from a plane around Balcad town, Somalia.
If it had happened in higher altitude, it would have been an explosive decompression! It could have been a premature detonation of a bomb carried by a passenger.
The Airline company posted the following message on social media:
“Flight D3 159 SX.BHS A321, operated by Hermes airlines departed from Mogadishu Airport bound for Djibouti on Feb 2, 2016 carrying 74 passengers experienced an incident shortly after take-off. The Aircraft landed safely and all of our passengers were evacuated safely. A thorough investigation is being conducted by Somalia Civil Aviation Authority”
A passenger posted a video taken inside the plane after the explosion: