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A300 freighter crash

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posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 04:45 PM
An A300F freighter belonging to the Egyptian carrier Tristar has crashed while attempting to land in Somalia. The flight originated in Belgium, with a stop and crew change in Cairo.

Reports are that the aircraft made several attempts to land, and was unable to. It crashed 13 nm from Mogadishu. There were two crew members, and six passengers on board. According to officials all survived. It appears the aircraft is largely intact, despite significant damage.

posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 05:46 PM
There are two different reports now. One said the aircraft had landing gear problems, while the other said the lights weren't on at the airport and the aircraft was running low on fuel.

Either way the aircraft was deliberately crashed under controlled conditions.

One crew member was reported to have been rushed to the hospital.

posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 06:01 PM
Of all the places to crash... mogadishu has to be the worst.
They were probably safer in a falling plane than stuck on the ground there..

posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 07:05 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58

That's an expensive crash.

And I hope that one guy is ok.

posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 07:13 PM
a reply to: grey580

Yeah it is, but not as bad as it could have been. Most of the cargo should be intact and usable, everyone survived. The aircraft can be replaced.

posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 08:19 AM
I am not much of an aviation wizard (

So I find it absolutely incredible how pilots can safely "Crash" a plane in a controlled manner!

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