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Passenger plane flips on its back as it crash-lands at international airport

Dramatic footage has captured a passenger plane as it flipped over during a crash-landing on an airport runway.

The incident happened at Aden Adde international airport in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

The crew and all passengers on board – around 30 – escaped.

Firefighters spray water on a plane that flipped over after a crash landing, in Mogadishu, July 18, 2022, in this screen grab obtained from a social media video obtained by Reuters.
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Firefighters spray water on the flipped jet. Pic: Reuters

Video from the scene showed the plane upside down after having apparently tipped over on landing.

Smoke billows from a plane that flipped over after a crash landing, in Mogadishu, Somalia, July 18, 2022, in this screen grab obtained from a social media video obtained by Reuters. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Black smoke and flames rose into the air as fire trucks approached the runway and firefighters began hosing down the wreckage.

Pic: Abdirahman Mohamed Arab/Reuters
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Pic: Abdirahman Mohamed Arab/Reuters

The Jubba Airways-operated plane was arriving on a domestic flight from the inland city of Baidoa.

The company said the plane was a Fokker-50 which is turboprop-powered.

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