Somali passenger plane overturns and explodes on runway

Passengers on a propeller plane rush to safety after the plane attempted a crash landing and then overturned at Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Thirty passengers were able to escape from the Jubba Airways Fokker 50 before it burst into flames.

Thick black smoke could be seen billowing on the runway as emergency services arrived to put out the fire.

The Fokker 50 is a 1980s twin-engine passenger aircraft manufactured by the Dutch company of the same name.

The company ceased manufacturing the aircraft in 1997 after encountering financial difficulties.

According to aviation website Planespotters.net, Jubba Airways operated two Fokker 50s, both of which were purchased more than three decades ago.

Airport authorities said passengers and crew managed to disembark the plane, which was arriving on a domestic flight from the inland city of Baidoa.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or reasons given for the cause of the accident.

Updated: July 19, 2022, 08:25