MOGADISHU (SD) – A passenger plane carrying about 37 passengers has crashed-landed near the border of Kenya and Somalia, the company confirmed Wednesday.
The incident happened at Burahache military camp, Elwak, Gedo region in Somalia.
The plane registration number 5Y-GRS DAC Aviation International De Havilland Canada DHC-8-100 had left Wilson Airport of Nairobi, capital of Kenya.
In a statement, the Skyward Express which operates the plane said all the passengers and crew on board came out of the scene safe.
“Our aircraft registration SY GRS landed at the Burache Airstrip while en route on a charter flight to Elwak, Mandera county. All our 37 passengers and three crew are safe,” Skyward Express said.
Kenyan civil aviation authority said Wednesday it has launched investigations into a plane which crash-landed in a military base in southern Somalia.
“It was near the Kenya-Somalia border at Elwak airstrip and we are investigating it. No injuries reported so far,” the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Director General Gilbert Kibe said on the phone.