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Kenyan registered aircraft crashes in Somalia killing 6

Plane crashes killing 6

Plane crashes killing passengers

A plane owned by a Kenyans based, Somalia airline crashed while carrying aid supplies for use in the fight against the coronavirus in Somalia.

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According to the Somali transport minister, all six people on board died.

Reports by Reuters indicated that a former defence minister told the news agency that he spoke to a witness who said the plane appeared to have been shot down.

Plane crash

Six people - the pilot, copilot, flight engineer and a trainee pilot, as well as two people working for the airline - were onboard.

Somalia's Transport Minister Mohamed Salad sad that five bodies had been recovered.

This crash comes barely a day after Mandera Governor Ali Roba expressed concern over Covid-19 samples being transported to Wajir for testing which he said risked being attacked by the terrorist group Al Shabaab.

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