Incident Summary:

03/23/2007: While taking off from Mogadishu, Somalia, a Transaviaexpoert Ilyushin -76 cargo plane was shot down by a missile. The plane had carried equipment for African Union peacekeepers who were working in Mogadishu. Somali officials deny the missile accusation saying it was a freak accident. No group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200703230011

When:
2007-03-23

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Banaadir

City:
Near Mogadishu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Transaviaexpoert Ilyushin -76 cargo plane
Nationality of Target
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Lack of Intentionality
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Edward F. Mickolus, Terrorism, 2005-2007: A Chronology (Westport, CT: Praeger Security International) 2008.