Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A Kenyan FLY540 plane has gone down in bad weather near Mogadishu North Airport with 3 crew members. The plane, a F27-500 aircraft registration 5Y BVF, was trying to land during the 7.30am accident. The Airport, known as K50 Airport, is located 50 kilometres south of Mogadishu.

The crew consisted of two pilots and an engineer. The aircraft was transporting khat (miraa) from Kenya to neighbouring Somalia and It is understood that the plane hit a telecommunication antenna belonging to NationLink Telecom at the edge of the airstrip.

The Fly 540 Aviation Ltd says it has activated a crisis management plan and a rescue team has flown to Mogadishu.