This Tuesday a Daallo Airlines Airbus A321 flight from Mogadishu to Djibouti experienced an explosion shortly after takeoff, which injured two and killed one. The person who died was sucked out of the plane by the explosion, and his remains were found in a nearby town. While that’s incredibly sad, the good news is that the plane otherwise landed back in Mogadishu safely, so it seems like it could have ended a lot worse.
They’re still trying to figure out the cause of the explosion, and whether it was linked to terrorism or not. While it might sound obvious to some that it may have been terrorism, there have been similar (and even worse) instances where it wasn’t terrorism, like United flight 811 in 1989.
What’s incredible is this video footage someone took inside the plane following the explosion:
Wow! I’m happy the plane got back on the ground safely — it seems it could have ended a lot worse. Hopefully they figure out the cause soon.
(Tip of the hat to Steve)