Mogadishu, Somalia: A plane has crashed on landing at the airport in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, but there were no deaths reported among the more than 30 people on board.
Footage taken from the scene near the airport in Mogadishu shows thick black smoke rising above the crash site.
Firefighters doused the flames and pictures from the scene show the plane, a Fokker 50, upside down.
It belonged to Jubba Airways and it was an internal flight from the city of Baidoa to the capital, officials say.
The passengers and the crew were all rescued, according to the airport authorities quoted by state media.
In a report analyzing airline accidents from 1983 to 2000, the National Transportation Safety Board found that the survival rate of crashes was 95.7%. Sure, there are some accidents where everyone, or nearly everyone, died, but those are much rarer than you’d guess based on what you see in the news. The NTSB found that even in serious accidents where fire and substantial damage occurred, 76.6% of passengers still survived.