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A321 explosion at Mogadishu

Old 2nd Feb 2016, 11:42
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A321 explosion at Mogadishu

hole in the side of an Daallo A321 at Mogadishu caused by an explosion ! 2 injured.


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Old 2nd Feb 2016, 11:57
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Wawww! How did it happen?
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" managed to abandon (or land again)"
Respect, anyway
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Um, there's only one things that does that, and it starts with a 'B'
If it was higher up or near galley, it could have been an O2 cyl, but no.
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Conflicting reports, including one of a badly burned body falling from an unidentified aircraft near Balcad (approx 20nm NNE of HCMM) at around the same time.
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That is the same airframe which went for an excursion off the runway at Lyon.
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Here's a better picture...

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Old 2nd Feb 2016, 13:38
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Some more info and pics: AirLive.net: BREAKING Explosion on board an A321 few mins after taking off from Mogadishu

Notice the outward-bent edges around the hole.
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A good thing that the idiot triggered it too early!
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Arrow

At least some material for real bomb damage testing ....

The Airbus seems to have pretty nicely accepted the damage, anyway. Good airframe, nice advertisement in fact for the european aircraft !

Just put a big plug, and it will keep flying in Central Africa for a couple of years.
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Decades recceguy, a couple of decades...
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There are some interesting photographic comparisons on twitter with a device which exploded on TWA 840 in 1986.
https://twitter.com/Lustucrew/status/694511628738547712
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Daallo Airlines A321 in-flight fire

I've just been sent to this page from a tweet: ASN Aircraft accident 02-FEB-2016 Airbus A321-111 SX-BHS
An Airbus A321-111 operated by Daallo Airlines as flight D3 159 was involved in an occurrence after takeoff from Mogadishu Airport, Somalia. Two passengers are said to have been injured. Somali media report that locals from Dhiiqaley near Bal'ad town are said to have seen a severely burnt body fallen from a plane.
Photos show the A321 with an apparent hole in the fuselage on the right hand side, just behind the R2 door after it returned to Mogadishu.
This seems like a very weird accident (see pictures! can't recall ever seeing anything like this)

Hoping this hasn't been posted elsewhere in this forum yet. Tried various searches before posting.
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Good aircraft; good airmanship.
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Echoes of PAL434: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip...nes_Flight_434

...although that device failed to penetrate aircraft skin - was intended to blast downwards into center fuel tank. And was also a low-powered "test" run.

I'm very - careful - about jumping to conclusions - but given the politics of the locale, and the report of a burned body (pure pressure blasts don't burn things, unless steam is involved)....

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No obvious blood in the interior shot, some pink discoloration of the outside fuselage from the lower part of the hole. Bomb under the seat, blood and body expelled by depressurization?
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This seems to me to be a test run, done in a low security locale.
From the damage pattern the device was quite close to the skin, but not enough yield to do more damage. Probably it was also triggered too early. If it had been done with a greater cabin pressure difference, it could have possibly caused more damage.
If i were the relevant security services, i would be looking closely at what happened here, and what was used, as the real run may be closer to home.

Pink smear down the outside is clearly trace of an unlucky person (if device planted) or the asshat who was carrying it.
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Cabin Bomb

I think there was a similar explosion on a fkr 100 somewhere in South America about fifteen years ago. Similar result; big hole, person absent, aircraft landed
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Test run? More likely a very poorly executed attempt to bring that aircraft down.
Hopefully an own goal.
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decompression

If it had been done with a greater cabin pressure difference, it could have possibly caused more damage.
Perhaps but - check mythbusters test on old airframe pressurized

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi1_1l7M8FA

They used a bigger charge than apparently evident here- and more closely focused.
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