ETHIOPIA ADMITS TO SHOOTING DOWN KENYAN PLANE CARRYING MEDICAL AND HUMANITARIAN SUPPLIES TO SOMALIA
Ethiopia has admitted that it was behind the shooting down of the Kenyan plane carrying medical and humanitarian supplies to Somalia, killing all of the 6 people on board.
Ethiopian troops protecting a camp in Bardale located in Southwestern Somalia shot the plane on May 4, the Ethiopian army said in a statement to the African Union (AU) on Saturday.
The Ethiopian army said they were unaware of the plane's arrival because the crew did not inform the authorities. Unfortunately, the army interpreted the planes "unusual flight" as a "potential suicide mission."
"Because of lack of communication and awareness, the aircraft was shot down," the military said.
Kenya has expressed shock over the unfortunate incident. The plane was carrying humanitarian and medical supplies to help Somalia fight the spread of coronavirus.