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Dash 8-400 cargo flight crashes in Somalia

Posted 15 July 2020 · Add Comment

A de Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 belonging to Nairobi-based regional airline Bluebird Aviation crash-landed yesterday in Beledweyne in Somalia while carrying humanitarian aid to the city following recent floods.

Dash 8-400 cargo flight crashes in Somalia. Dash 8-400 cargo flight crashes in Somalia. Image: Ahmed Mohamed ((ASMALi))

The cargo flight from Djibouti to Beledweyne Airport crashed and caught fire, with three crew members on board at the time -  all managed to escape without sustaining serious injury. 

A local who witnessed the crash said: “The plane crashed as it landed.  We managed to rescue three people before it burst into flames.”

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