İrem GÖL -TDO- A plane carrying aid supplies for use in the fight against the coronavirus crashed in Somalia killing all six people on board. The Minister of Transport declined to talk about the cause of the crush. However, there have been speculations that a witness at the airfield said it appeared to have shot down. Al-Shabaab, the insurgency which is linked to al-Qaeda, has a presence in the area where the plane came down.
Transport Minister Mohamed Salad said six people – the pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer and a trainee pilot, as well as two people working for the airline – were on board, and five bodies have been recovered so far. Somalia News Agency reported that the plane belonged to African Express Airways. Agency said: “An African Airways plane from Mogadishu flew to Baidoa and then continued its flight to Bardale town where it crashed. It is not clear why it crashed.”