By IMRAN OTIENO
Another Kenyan plane has suffered an air accident after crash-landing in Bardere, Gedo region in Somalia on Sunday, July 5, under unclear circumstances.
According to Flightrader24, the airplane belongs to Buff Air Services that was established back in 2015 and offers cargo and passenger services.
Voice of America, Somalia Correspondent Harun Maruf reported that the aircraft suffered a tyre burst when attempting to land at an airport in the area.
“Kenya plane crash lands at Bardhere town airstrip after tyre bursts on landing, no injuries reported,” read Maruf’s tweet.
The Fokker 50 was registered under 5Y-WFC and initial reports indicate that no serious injuries have been reported after the crash.
Buff Airline has its offices at Wilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya and also offer chartered flights.
Aviation Saftey Net claimed that Fokker 50 suffered a right-hand main gear collapse on landing at Bardere Airstrip in Somalia.
This became yet anither Kenyan airplane to suffer an accident in the Somalia airspace after African Express, crashed near Bardale Town in Somalia on the evening of Monday, May 4.
The plane was shot down by the Ethiopian army leaving all six people on board dead who were ferrying medical equipment to Bardale town.
On Monday, May 25, a Kenyan plane, registration number 5Y-VVA, was shot by unknown individuals in Qansahdere, Bay Region in Somalia.
Reports revealed that the plane carrying humanitarian supplies came under fire while approaching Qansahdhere airfield.
The plan did not crash as photos of the plane showed impacts of a light weapon on the cabin side and in intrados of one of the wings.