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Plane Carrying Coronavirus Supplies Crashes in Somalia

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Plane carrying Coronavirus supplies crashes in Somalia

The authorities of Somalia announced that, a plane carrying Coronavirus supplies Crashes in Somalia killing all the 6 people onboard.

Transport Minister Mohammed Salad said, Six people – the pilot, copilot, flight engineer and a trainee pilot, as well as two people working for the airline – were onboard, Five bodies were recovered so far.

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The aircraft which was owned by African Express Airways, took off from the the capital Mogadishu and stopped in the city of Baidoa.before proceeding to the town of Bardale, in the southern Bay region, where it crashed not far from the airport.

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The transport Minister declined to speculate on the cause of the crash, but a former defence minister told Reuters news agency that he spoke to a witness at the airfield who said the plane appeared to have been shot down.

Abdirashid Abdullahi Mohamed, Somalia’s former minister of defence, said a witness told him the plane made the first attempt to land, swung around again because of wildlife on the airfield, and then appeared to be shot on one wing on its second approach.

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The South-West State Minister of Transport Hassan Hussein Mohamed told the BBC that those who died included Somali and Kenyan nationals.

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