Mogadishu, Somalia – Two passengers were injured in the explosion on Flight D3159 after a large hole appeared in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines aircraft just minutes after the plane took off from Mogadishu on Tuesday.
African locals claimed that they saw a burnt body fall from the plane according to Goobjoog News.
Daallo Airline plane heading 2 Djibouti catches fire 5 mints afta taking off frm the airport in Mogadishu, 2 injured pic.twitter.com/eGuHLvjnEZ
— Goobjoog News. (@Goobjoognews) February 2, 2016
Mohamed Hussein, an agent for Daallo Airlines and the operator of the flight told Reuters:
“Daalo airline was enroute to Djibouti but it landed shortly after it took off.
“A fire exploded and two passengers were slightly wounded.”
There has been no explanation from the airline or the Somali government.