Kenya files speedy probe into fatal African express airways plane crash in Somalia

//” data-wplink-url-error=”true”>Kenya on Tuesday called for investigation into the fatal crash of a private cargo plane in Somalia amid an confirmed reports, it may have been shot down.

The plane belonged to//” data-wplink-url-error=”true”> African Express//” data-wplink-url-error=”true”> Airways and was ferrying supplies for use in the fight against the corona virus. It crashed in the town of Bandale, in the southern Bay region, killing six crew member’s.

“The government of republic of Kenya urges the federal government of Somalia and International agencies to thoroughly and swiftly investigate the matter because it impacts humanitarian operations at need” , a statement of foreign affairs said.

In a second statement Somali’s President Mohammed Abdullahi nicknamed ,”Farmajo”_ had ordered Somali civil aviation to work with Kenya on their investigation.

Somalia’s Transport Minister, Mohammed said, declined on Monday to speculate on the cause of the crash, but a former defense minister told the press, he had spoken to a witness at the airfield who said it may have been shot down.

The spokesperson for the Ethiopian army had said on Monday, he was unaware of the crash.

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