All 36 passengers and crew members survived the accident, the Somali Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement, adding that an investigation is underway into the accident.
The plane was coming from the inland city of Baidoa to Mogadishu on the Indian Ocean and crashed around 11:30 am, he said. brief statement From Juba Airways.
“We commend the swift action of the Somali Fire Brigade at Adan Adde International Airport for their swift action in saving and saving lives,” a spokesperson for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, an eight-nation trade bloc that includes Somalia, told local media. .
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) commended the firefighters in #Mogadishu Airport rapid response to a plane crash on Monday. “We salute the swift action of the Somali Fire Brigade at Adan Adde International Airport for their swift action in saving and saving lives.” Tweet embed Official Spokesperson of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). pic.twitter.com/uvrVwp8u4c
– SNTV News (@stvnews1) July 18 2022
The airport is located within a fortified enclave known as the “Green Zone”, which also houses some Western embassies, including the US Mission, and US-trained Somali commando units. It was the last plane crash there 2020 When another Fokker-50 skidded off the runway and hit a perimeter wall. The four passengers on the plane survived.
Dutch airline Fokker originally manufactured the Fokker-50 but discontinued production in 1996. The company’s successor, Fokker Services, continues to service and repair Fokker-50s still in use. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.