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Bluebird Aviation plane crash-lands in Somalia after donkey crossed the runway

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A Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 plane operated by Kenyan company Bluebird Aviation flying from Djibouti to Beledweyne has crash-landed.

According to reports from Somalia, three crew members were rescued with no serious injuries after the accident involving a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft, arriving in Beledweyne, Somalia from Djibouti.

Reports say that the accident occured after a donkey crossed the runway when the plane was about to land.

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Bluebird Aviation plane.
The Bluebird Aviation plane. Photo/Radio Kulmiye.

Witnesses said that a gear collapsed and the aircraft caught fire.

The cargo plane was carrying on supplies for UN African peacekeeping soldiers in Somalia and also humanitarian aid for people displaced by floods.

The governor of Hiran region Ali Jeite Osman said that a fire erupted in the plane after the crash but they could not extinguish it as the airport lacked firefighting apparatus.

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In May, Ethiopia admitted that it shot down a Kenyan plane carrying humanitarian and medical supplies in Somalia, killing all six people on board.

The Ethiopian officials said they shot down the cargo plane due to a lack of communication and its unusual flight patterns.

The Kenyan government expressed anger after the incident, saying the plane was on a humanitarian mission amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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