Kenyan military plane crashes in Somalia’s Dhobley, 10 personnel injured

A Kenyan military plane crashed on take off from the Dhobley airstrip in southern Somalia.

The plane was returning to Kenya after delivering supplies to Kenyan troops in the region, who are part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

A statement from the Kenyan army said all 10 personnel on board the aircraft have been evacuated to a military hospital in Nairobi and are in stable ondition.

The statement added that investigations were underway to establish the cause of the crash.

There have been a string of accidents involving Kenyan planes in Somalia.

In May, Ethiopian troops shot down a Kenyan cargo plane that was carrying medical aid near Bardale, 300 kilometres northwest of the capital, Mogadishu, killing several people on board.

In July, another Kenyan plane crash-landed in an airstrip in the central town of Beledweyne. Three crew members escaped with minor injuries.