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    Feb. 3, 2016

    A passenger was ejected from a commercial plane when an explosion blew a hole in aircraft’s side just after takeoff over Somalia on Tuesday, sources told CNN.



    Two other people were injured, but the pilot was able to safely land the Daallo Airlines plane back at Mogadishu International Airport, the network reported.

    An airport official told CNN the Airbus A321-111 was between 12,000 and 14,000 feet in the air at the time of the explosion. A source told the network Somali authorities indicated one passenger was blown or ejected from a hole in the side of the plane after the explosion.



    Somalia’s National News Agency reported that one passenger died after falling from Flight D3159, CNN reported, adding that Somali authorities discovered a body near Mogadishu believed to have fallen from the aircraft



    Mohamed Hassan, a police officer in Balad, an agricultural town about 18 miles north of Mogadishu, said residents had found the dead body of a man who might have fallen from a plane.

    Cellphone video taken aboard the plane pans from passengers, some wearing oxygen masks, in seats toward the back of the airliner in flight, and then swivels to the empty front area with a hole in the side of the cabin. There is a loud sound of rushing air. The video was taken by Awale Kullane, Somalia’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, and obtained by The Associated Press.

    Another source told CNN that damage tests positively indicated explosive residue — but civil aviation authority officials said Wednesday they had found no evidence so far of a criminal act.

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    If this was a bomb, no group immediately took responsibility.

    Al-Shabaab has been behind some of the worst violence in recent years in and around Somalia. Some of it targeted tourists, such as last month’s deadly attack on a beachside restaurant-hotel complex in Mogadishu. Young people also have been targets, as shown in the massacre at Kenya’s Garissa University College. And the general public hasn’t escaped the group’s violence, as evidenced in a 2013 assault on an upscale mall in Nairobi.

    Yet this Islamist extremist group has recently gotten competition from ISIS, with a high-ranking Al-Shabaab member and spiritual leader pledging allegiance to the rival group last fall.

    Flights in and out of Mogadishu International Airport were suspended briefly Tuesday because of the Daallo Airlines incident.

    That airport is home to offices of the United Nations, African Union and many diplomatic missions, including those of the United States and European Union.

    Daallo Airlines is based in the United Arab Emirates and has flights to Djibouti, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and Somalia.

    The plane’s veteran pilot, Serbian captain Vlatko Vodopivec, told the Associated Press that he and others were told the explosion was caused by a bomb. ”It was my first bomb,” he said. “I hope it will be the last.”

    The 64-year-old said the engines and hydraulics functioned normally after the blast so he had no problem flying the aircraft back to Mogadishu.

    “Smoke came into the cockpit, but it was mostly concentrated in the back of the aircraft,” he said in a telephone interview from a U.N. military base in Mogadishu before he was to fly to Athens, Greece. “The stewardesses did a great job calming down the passengers and following the emergency procedure.”

    Investigators moved the plane from the runway to a private hangar. Foreign technical experts were involved in the inquiry, said Ali Mohamoud, an aviation official at the Mogadishu airport.

    Two passengers on board the flight that was headed to Djibouti in the Horn of Africa said they heard a loud bang that left a hole in the passenger cabin.

    Awale Kullane, Somalia’s deputy ambassador to the U.N. who was on board the flight, said on Facebook that he “heard a loud noise and couldn’t see anything but smoke for a few seconds.” When visibility returned they realized “quite a chunk” of the plane was missing, he wrote.


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    Awwwe, that sure is sweet--hopefully, it was one of those dirty rotten bastards that attacked our troops in '93 !!!
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    Beyond the obvious - which is cowardly behaviour, killing the lives of innocent people, I've got to respect the HELL out of the engineers and pilots of this plane.

    A HOLD BLEW OUT the side of the plane - and the thing still landed. I can't even glue together a model that doesn't fall apart moments after I'm done. THEN - with fucked up circumstances, air pressure, chaos, fright, life ending circumstances and holding the lives of others in your hands, you LAND the disabled plane? Wow.
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    Wow. That plane sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    Wow. That plane sucks.
    It certainly doesn't blow...
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    Just guessing, but I think the guy that got blown out of plane was likely the perpetrator. This was the MO of the underwear and shoe bomber. Get something on the plane that will explode, sit above the wing (where the fuel tanks are), set it off and hope for a large enough explosion to ignite the fuel.

    If it was, I hope he survived long enough to look back up and realize the plane was still in the air as he plummeted to his death. At 14,000 feet he had some time to think about it (over a minute). If the guy was innocent, I hope that he never knew what hit him.
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    Serbian pilot wooop wooop to a fellow Serb....move over Sully Sullenberger... ol' Vlatko is in the neighborhood now...landed a plane with a giant hole in it...fucked up
    First Djokovic dominates the Aussie Open Sunday...now Vlatko saves the day after a bomb goes off in his plane
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    A fall from 14,000 feet is fatal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlofeldsCat View Post
    A fall from 14,000 feet is fatal.
    Nah. It's the sudden stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icecream-man View Post
    Serbian pilot wooop wooop to a fellow Serb....move over Sully Sullenberger... ol' Vlatko is in the neighborhood now...landed a plane with a giant hole in it...fucked up
    First Djokovic dominates the Aussie Open Sunday...now Vlatko saves the day after a bomb goes off in his plane
    As a people we Serbs haven't had many good weeks in the last 700 years or so but this week ain't too bad

    Bravo Unaci! Bravo Momci!
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