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2020 East African Express Airways shootdown

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2020 East African Express Airways shootdown
Embraer Emb-120RT Brasilia '5Y-AXO' African Express (14947988723) (2).jpg
5Y-AXO, the aircraft involved in the accident
Airliner shootdown
Date4 May 2020 (2020-05-04)
SummaryShot down by Ethiopian National Defense Force
SiteBerdale, Somalia
Aircraft
Aircraft typeEmbraer EMB 120 Brasilia
OperatorEast African Express Airways
Registration5Y-AXO
Flight originBaidoa Airport, Baidoa, Somalia
DestinationBerdale Airfield, Berdale, Somalia
Occupants6
Passengers4
Crew2
Fatalities6
Survivors0

The 2020 East African Express Airways shootdown was an aviation accident involving an East African Express Airways Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia that was shot down by the Ethiopian National Defense Force on approach to Berdale while operating a charter cargo flight from Baidoa Airport, Somalia.[1] All 6 occupants, including four non-revenue passengers and two crew, were killed.[2]

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  1. "Crash: East African Express E120 at Berdale on May 4th 2020, aircraft shot down by Ethiopian troops". The Aviation Herald. 5 May 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  2. "Six dead as plane carrying coronavirus aid crashes in Somalia". Reuters. 4 May 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2020.

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