Turkish plane scrapes Mogadishu runway

2011-08-19 10:49

Mogadishu - Turkey's prime minister is in Mogadishu to visit aid camps and open a Turkish Red Crescent-run camp and field hospital.

The visit got off to a rough start on Friday when the wing of a plane carrying a delegation accompanying Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan scraped the tarmac while landing at Mogadishu airport.

The Anatolia news agency said none of the parliamentarians, businessmen or journalists on board was hurt, but the plane was damaged and unfit to fly.

Erdogan and his family flew in the official state jet and were not affected.

Turkey this week hosted a donors conference for Somalia's famine for the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Co-operation. The countries pledged $350m.

  • Netherlands - 2011-08-19 10:56

    SCRAPPED? Or should that read : "SCRAPED"???????

  • DEVILS SON - 2011-08-19 10:58

    turkeys shouldnt fly

      Met - 2011-08-19 11:15

      Why, because they are chicken?

  • Bennie - 2011-08-19 11:13

    The wings of planes will always scrape the tar if you dont put out the landing gear !!!

      Chief Belebe - 2011-08-19 11:23

      Another one of the many human errors in Aviation, perhaps we'd need Auto pilot too before taking off and on landing.

      jevoixtout - 2011-08-19 14:24

      @ Chief. Don't forget. Humans make the auto pilots and service them.

  • HolySnake - 2011-08-19 11:21

    What this colonist wants here? Nearly bites dust

      onthefence - 2011-08-19 14:51

      huh? What Holy Snake say here? Nearly understand?

  • Cliff - 2011-08-19 11:39

    Why are these turkey's flying around in a couple of jets? Dont they have internal fiscal problems as well. Stay home - send some loot and save the millions it cost to send these turkey's to Somalia. What a joke!!

      DEVILS SON - 2011-08-19 12:23

      damnit man...dont they have wings??

      vis vang - 2011-08-19 12:52

      No they don't have internal fiscal problems, you must be confusing them for their euro neighbours who are all bankrupt and still members of the EU like greece, portugal and ireland. Turkey is a top 15 world economy, much better than SA and many other broke european nations. It is their funds, and how they wish to spend it is not your concern. The real joke is you feel you have the right or you are entitled to tell not only people, but countries how they may spend THEIR money.

      onthefence - 2011-08-19 14:55

      @vis vang - easy tiger.....your ticker is going to explode. But you are right, Turkey's economy is strong - Turkish company just bought Defy out - so when you cook your turkey in your Defy......

  • soba le boya - 2011-08-19 14:32

    so it cant fly,i am gonna catch it and have it for lunch

      onthefence - 2011-08-19 14:55

      Gobbel gobbel

  • LBS - 2011-08-19 16:55

    Now THAT must've been a rough landing!!!

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