News African Jetliner ventilates...Probably duct tape it back together

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    Explosion blows gaping hole in side of commercial plane flying out of Mogadishu, forces emergency landing
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 6:59 PM




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    MOGADISHU, Somalia — An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in a commercial airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu's international airport late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said.
    The pilot said he thought it was a bomb. An aviation expert who looked at photographs of the hole in the fuselage said the damage was consistent with an explosive device.
    Two people were slightly injured as 74 passengers and crew of the plane were evacuated after the plane made a safe landing, Somali aviation official Ali Mohamoud said. It was not certain if all the passengers were accounted for.
    The plane, operated by Daallo Airlines and headed to Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, was forced to land minutes after taking off from the Mogadishu airport, said Mohamoud.
    "I think it was a bomb," said the Serbian pilot, Vladimir Vodopivec, who was quoted by Belgrade daily Blic. "Luckily, the flight controls were not damaged so I could return and land at the airport. Something like this has never happened in my flight career. We lost pressure in the cabin. Thank god it ended well," the 64-year-old pilot said.
    Awale Kullane, Somalia's deputy ambassador to the U.N. who was on board the flight, said on Facebook that he "heard a loud noise and couldn't see anything but smoke for a few seconds." When visibility returned they realized "quite a chunk" of the plane was missing, he wrote.
    Photos of the damage to Daallo airlines taken after the emergency landing. Two passengers were injured. #Somalia pic.twitter.com/2A5XTyOajm
    — Harun Maruf (@HarunMaruf) February 2, 2016
    Kullane, who was going to Djibouti to attend a conference for diplomats, also posted a video showing some passengers putting on oxygen masks inside the plane. The post was later removed from his Facebook page.
    "We don't know a lot, but certainly it looks like a device," said John Goglia, a former member of the U.S. National Transportation Safety and aviation safety expert. There are only two things that could have caused a hole in the plane that looks like the one in photos circulated online — a bomb or a pressurization blowout caused by a flaw or fatigue in the plane's skin, said Goglia.
    The photos appear to show black soot around the aircraft skin that is peeled back, said Goglia. A pressurization blowout wouldn't create soot, but a bomb would, he said.
    Also, information about the event posted online indicate it took place during the takeoff phase of flight before the plane reached 30,000 feet (9,144 meters), where there is maximum pressurization, Goglia said. That makes the case for a pressurization blowout even less likely, he said.
    Another passenger, Mohamed Ali, told The Associated Press that he and others heard a bang before flames opened a gaping hole in the plane's side.
    Ben Curtis/AP
    A commercial plane was forced to return to the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, (shown), after an explosion went off shortly after takeoff on Tuesday.
    "I don't know if it was a bomb or an electric shock, but we heard a bang inside the plane," he said, adding he could not confirm reports that passengers had fallen from the plane.
    Although the Somali aviation official said that there were only two injuries, there were unverified reports that a person fell out of the hole. Mohamed Hassan, a police officer in nearby Balad town, said residents had found the dead body of an old man who might have fallen from a plane. Balad is an agricultural town 30 kilometers (about 18 miles) north of Mogadishu.
    On Dec. 11, 1994, a bomb blew a 2-foot (0.61-meter) hole in the floor leading to the cargo hold of a Philippine Airlines jetliner with 293 people aboard, but the pilot was able to make a safe emergency landing. One passenger was killed and 10 others were injured on the Manila-to-Japan flight.
    The plane was flying at about 33,000 feet (10,058 meters) when the blast occurred. The flight landed about an hour later at Naha airport on Okinawa in southern Japan.
    Ramzi Yousef, who was sentenced to life in prison for the Feb. 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York, was convicted in the bombing of the Philippine Airlines flight.
    Somalia faces an insurgency perpetrated by the Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which is responsible for many deadly attacks across the nation.
     
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    Maybe workplace violence?
     
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    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    Maybe someone was watching the Steve Jobs movie
     
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    That crowd is awfully calm...

    FYI: those oxygen masks run out after 15 minutes
     
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    Ive never seen a plane that empty in my life! Did people get sucked out of there?
     
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    Iphone video captured by passenger sitting across the aisle.

    Very Graphic.
     
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    The pilot kept the passengers calm by instructing them to flap their arms to keep the plane in the air...
     
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    What's worse, having a bomb blow up on your flight or having to land in Mogadishu?
     
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    Airborne micro-aggression.
     
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    One did, wear your seatbelts.
     
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    It was flying from there - but yeah i might take my chances with a bomb.
     
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    Just long enough for the pilots to get the plane from altitude to a breathable level -- 14,000 feet.

    Some of the newer aircraft which cruise at 40,000+ or flights which route over very high mountain ranges need to have extra O2 because they may not be able to get to 14,000 for a bit longer.
     
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    Suicide bomber in wheelchair suspected in mid-flight blast on Somalian plane
    BY Meg Wagner
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Updated: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 12:20 PM
    A suicide bomber strapped into a wheelchair may have been behind the mid-flight explosion on board a Somalian plane, a Western diplomat said.
    Investigators believe the explosive-loaded man’s wheelchair allowed him to skirt around airport security and get onto the passenger jet with the bomb, a source told the Wall Street Journal.
    The blast — which went off just minutes after the flight took off from Mogadishu’s airport Tuesday — blew a hole in the cabin and ejected the alleged bomber, sending him plummeting to the ground below.
    Investigators believe the Al-Shabaab militant group is behind the attack, an American source told Reuters.
    Somalia’s investigators have insisted that there are no signs of criminal activity, but two U.S. government sources said on Wednesday that initial forensic testing detected possible traces of the explosive TNT on the aircraft. More tests are underway.
    Al-Shabaab, the Al Qaeda-linked militant group behind numerous terror attacks in Eastern Africa, has not claimed responsibility for the explosion.
    Passenger Abdullahi Abdisalam Borleh was killed by the blast on the Daallo Airlines plane, carrier officials said. Somalian officials have not named him a suspect in the explosion.
    Local authorities north of Mogadishu said the body of a man — believed to have been sucked out through the hole in the fuselage made by the blast — was found in their area.
    Awale Kullane,/AP
    The Tuesday blast blew a hole through the plane's cabin.
    U.S. investigators believe the body belongs to the suspected bomber, but Somalian officials have not commented on his possible identity.
    Two more people were injured in the explosion, which went off just minutes after the commercial plane carrying 74 passengers and crew members left the ground. The jet made an emergency landing back at Mogadishu’s airport.
    Capt. Vlatko Vodopivec, the pilot, said he and others were told the explosion was caused by a bomb.
    "It was my first bomb; I hope it will be the last," Vodopivec said, adding that the blast happened when the plane was at around 11,000 feet and still climbing to its cruising altitude of 30,000 feet.
    "It would have been much worse if we were higher," he said.
    Daallo Airlines, which did not refer to a blast, said on its website that the "incident" that caused a hole in the fuselage happened 15 minutes into the flight.
    "Pilots managed to land the aircraft back (at) Mogadishu Airport safely and without any further incident. All passengers, except one, disembarked safely," it said, adding there was an investigation into "the cause of one missing passenger."
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    The blast may have been caused by a suicide bomber in a wheelchair, investigators said.
    Daallo Airlines said in a statement that the Airbus A321 was operated by Hermes Airlines, based in Athens, Greece.
    Hermes' main business is leasing planes to other carriers that are staffed and serviced by its crew. Its fleet includes four A321s, one Airbus A320 and one Boeing 737, according to its website.
    Investigators from Somalia and Greece are conducting the inquiry, Mohammed Ibrahim Yassin, CEO of Daallo Airlines, said. Daallo will continue to operate while the investigation is carried out, he added.
    On Dec. 11, 1994, a bomb on a Philippine Airlines jet with 293 people aboard blew a 2-foot hole in the floor leading to the cargo hold, but the pilot was able to make a safe emergency landing. One passenger was killed and 10 others were injured on the Manila-to-Japan flight.
    Ramzi Yousef, who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York, was convicted in the bombing of the Philippine Airlines flight.