Man 'sucked to his death' through hole blasted in plane

A MAN has reportedly been 'sucked to his death' when an alleged bomb explosion made a hole in the side of a passenger jet.

Another two people were confirmed injured in the explosion on the Daallo Airlines flight heading from Mogadishu to Dijibouti.

Despite losing cabin pressure caused by the hole above one of the wings, the pilot was able to use the undamaged flight controls to safely return the passengers to Mogadishu International Airport.

Somali authorities discovered the body of an old man 30km north of Mogadishu which they believe fell from the plane, CNN report.

The plane's Serbian pilot, Vladimir Vodopivec, 64, told Belgrade newspaper Blic: "I think it was a bomb."

The Somalian government has not confirmed suspicions that the explosion was caused by a bomb but are currently investigating the incident.

As a result of the incident all flights in and out of the airport were briefly suspended on Tuesday.


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