Silverstone cargo plane crashes in Mogadishu

The Silverstone plane was on its way to deliver supplies to the African Union Mission (Amisom) forces in Beledwyene, Somalia.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The aircraft, a Dash-8, was on its way to deliver supplies to the African Union Mission (Amisom) forces in Beledwyene, some 335 km north of Mogadishu in Central Somalia.

A Kenyan pilot and his assistant were seriously injured on Saturday after a cargo plane they were controlling crashed at Mogadishu’s main airport in Somalia during takeoff.

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