The Wall Street Journal is reporting a relatively happy ending to a terrorist attack. Officials reportedly believe that the man who died after being sucked out of a Somali passenger jet in midair on Monday was the man who set off the explosion. He succeeded only in blowing himself out of the plane. Problem solved.
The man apparently was able to get through security by using a wheelchair, a ploy that most airports have special procedures to avoid.
Passenger Abdullahi Abdisalam Borleh, 55, has been named by officials from Daallo Airlines as the passenger who died. He was reportedly engulfed in flames as he was sucked through the opening. He “landed” in the town of Balad – about 20 miles away from Mogadishu. He is suspected of carrying out the attack for the Somalia-based terror group Al Shabaab.
The hero of the day was the captain who landed the plane with a gaping hole in the side at the airport in Mogadishu. Thankfully, only two people were injured.