Burning like hell’: Ammo-laden plane crashes in Somalia

A firefighter from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) attempts to extinguish a fire at the site of an airplane crash in Mogadishu on August 9, 2013. Tobin Jones / AMISOM via Reuters

An Ethiopian military aircraft carrying ammunition crash-landed at the international airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Friday, bursting into flames and killing four of the six crew members.

The Soviet-made Antonov 24 plane got into trouble in the air and then missed the runway, hurtling into the ground and setting off the ammunition.

"We can hear explosions as it burns. It is burning like hell," said one security source at the airport. After the fire was put out, only a blackened shell of the plane remained. Read the full story.

AMISOM firefighters attempting to put out the fire after an Ethiopian Air Force plane crashed upon landing at Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport. Tobin Jones / AMISOM via EPA
A man looks at smoke rising in the sky after the crash. Mohamed Abdiwahab / AFP - Getty Images
An AMISOM soldier watches the plane burning on the runway. Tobin Jones / AMISOM via AFP - Getty Images