Mogadishu airport opens after air crash

The main airport in the Somali capital, Mogadishu has reopened after a plane crash on Tuesday caused disruption of flights.

A small US- registered passenger plane chartered by US contracting firm Bancroft crashed in what was reported to be a case of failure of the plane’s landing gear.

There were no casualties as four people on board were safely evacuated according to local media sources. Bancroft is a security company contracted to the US State Department.

The crash on the runway meant that flights could not take-off or land. The accident site was however cleared and flights were seen arriving and departing.