En eksplosjon rev et stort hull i siden på et fly på vei fra Mogadishu til Djibouti onsdag. Man tror det var en bombe som ble utløst av en mann som satt i rullestol. Mannen ble loset gjennom sikkerhetskontrollen uten den helt grundige sjekken.
“An individual got onto the plane in a wheelchair and is suspected of being the suicide bomber,” the diplomat told the Wall Street Journal.
Det var 74 mennesker om bord. Piloten klart å ta flyet med, men hullet var stort nok til at en mann ble sugd ut av hullet. Klærne hans sto i full fyr. Trolig var det selvmordsbomberen. Ifølge Daily Mail var bomben gjemt i mannens laptop.
The flight, which originated in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia but had stopped off at Mogadishu Airport, was thought to be flying at between 12,000 and 14,000 ft when the bomber blew a hole in the fuselage.
One man was killed when he was sucked out of the Daallo Airlines aircraft mid-flight on Tuesday.
He has been named by local officials as Abdullahi Abdisalam Borleh, 55, from Somaliland, but they did not confirm if he was the suicide bomber.
The charred body of a man, who may have fallen from the plane, was found in Balad, 18 miles from Mogadishu.
Mistanken faller på al-Shabaab, men de pleier å påta seg ansvaret.