Emergency Landing After Explosion Causes Passenger to be Sucked Out Plane After Lift Off

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:

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