An Embraer (E120) aircraft belonging to Hala Airlines swerved at Somalia's Mogadishu International Airport on Tuesday.
Videos transmitted from surveillance screens and circulated by activists on social media platforms showed that the plane was unbalanced when approaching the runway, and its pilot lost control of it, collided with a barrier and suffered severe damage.
Video of aircraft type E120, operated by HALLA AIRLINE, crash landing on Runway 05 at Aden Ade International Airport (AAIA) today, at 12:23pm local time.
All 34 crew and passengers on board have survived according to the Somali Civil Aviation Authority . One person suffered... pic.twitter.com/tMrX7mcxsY
— Harun Maruf (@HarunMaruf) July 11, 2023
The Africa Aviation News platform posted photos of the crashed plane on its Twitter account.
Halla Airlines Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia crashed during landing at Mogadishu-Aden Adde International Airport in Somalia. pic.twitter.com/0p5KOsZRqy
— AfricaAviationNews (@AfricaAirlines) July 11, 2023
Air Transport Minister Fawzia Othman said in a statement to state television that the plane was flying a domestic flight with about 50 passengers on board, and explained that one of the wheels of the plane slipped the moment it landed, which led to its departure from the runway to collide with the ground and crash parts of it.
According to the official statement of the Somali Civil Aviation Authority, all crew members and passengers survived, leaving only two people injured.
Authorities said it was likely that the failure of one of the plane's wheels led to its loss of balance and its departure from the runway.
War-saxafadeedka; Hay'adda @Som_CAA ee shilka diyaraddii maanta ku dhacday garoonka diyaradahaha Aadan Cabdulle ee magaalada Muqdisho.
PRESS RELEASE: AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT AT ADEN ADDE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT pic.twitter.com/ryNnrs0vCT
— Somali Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) (@Som_CAA) July 11, 2023