Daallo Airlines D3159 Mogadishu – Djibouti Explosion?

A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a link to an interesting story about Daallo Airlines flight D3159 to Djibouti from Mogadishu that apparently had explosion to go off soon after the take off.

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The photos that were taken off the Airbus A321 plane after landing clearly show a blackened hole where some passenger may have sit close to the wing.

You can read more about this incident on Daily Mail’s website here of which below is an excerpt:

On landing, the aircraft was met by emergency services, where the fire was extinguished and the passengers were escorted to the terminal.

Somali security forces are now investigating the incident and are interviewing people on board.

Less than an hour after local news-site Goobjoog News reported on the incident, they took to Twitter to post: ‘locals from Dhiiqaley near Bal’ad town say they have seen a severely burnt body fall from an unidentified plane.’

Bal’ad is one of the districts of Middle Shabelle region of Somalia. It is located about 22 miles northeast of the capital city of Mogadishu.

It is not known if the two incidents are related.

Daallo Airlines is a Somali-owned airline based at Dubai Airport Free Zone in Al Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The following video that is posted on the YouTube is apparently from this flight:


This would have been a huge news has it happened somewhere else than in Somalia’s Mogadishu that certainly has some security issues.

It is interesting to see if this really was a bomb or something else, but difficult to see what else could have lead to this hole in the airplane body.