Cargo plane with aid crashes in So­ma­lia

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NAIROBI, Kenya — A cargo plane car­ry­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian food aid crashed at an air­port in cen­tral So­ma­lia but the crew mem­bers sur­vived, of­fi­cials said Tues­day.

So­ma­lia of­fi­cials said the plane that crashed in Beled­weyne was with the United Na­tions, but a US Em­bassy state­ment in the evening ex­pressed re­gret for the loss of the food and the plane.

The state­ment said the flight was part of an ef­fort to pro­vide food aid from neigh­bor­ing Dji­bouti, and it thanked the US Em­bassy in that coun­try for pro­vid­ing lo­gis­ti­cal sup­port.

Sabrie Ahmed with the lo­cal ad­min­is­tra­tion in Beled­weyne town told The As­so­ci­ated Press that the plane veered off the run­way and crashed onto its belly. It was not clear what caused the plane to lose con­trol.

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