A light Kenyan aircraft with 6 crew members has been brought down after getting hit with a rocket-propelled grenade in Somalia while landing.
The Embraer 120 plane with tail registration 5Y AXO and belonging to African Express was landing in Bardale town when it was hit with an RPG in what’s now is believed to be an error by Ethiopian forces.
The plane was reportedly brought down by RPG in Bardale town which is controlled by Ethiopian forces. Investigations are continuing .
It is reported that Ethiopian forces weren’t aware that the plane was due to land in the town, resulting in this accidental downing of the plane and killing of all crew members. The plane was a cargo flight believed to be ferrying miraa to the town.
African Express is owned by Captain Musa Hassan Bulhan, a career pilot and one among the pioneer aviation entrepreneurs in Kenya. Captain Bulhan is understood to be one among the primary Africans to have an aircraft within the continent.