Skyward Airlines’ passenger plane carrying at least 40 people in Somalia made an emergency landing on the ground of a military base in the Gedo region, about 15 kilometers from the Somalia–Kenya border. It was stated that the passenger plane was evacuated and there were no injuries.
The plane had left Wilson Airport of Nairobi, capital of Kenya, and was destined for Mandera in northeast Kenya on Wednesday morning when the incident happened. While authorities are yet unclear on the actual reason for the emergency landing, several sources blame it on mechanical problems. However, an investigation into the crash has been initiated by the authorities.
Skyward Express Plane crash-lands in Mandera County near Kenya's border with Somalia. Kenya Civil Aviation Authority boss Gilbert Kibe says, no casualties. pic.twitter.com/qbLk9mJQaf
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No official statement has yet been made by the Kenya-based Skyward Airlines.