By Goth Mohamed Goth
SomalilandPress-The Head of Somaliland coast guards Admiral Ahmed Aw Osman has revealed that units of the coast guards have recovered debris of what resembles a crashed airplane which washed ashore in a beach near Ceel Sheik 50KM west of the port city of Berbera.
The head of the Somaliland coast guards corps briefing Somalilandpress.com reporter on the debris which washed ashore had this to say, “We have recovered what we believe was the tail section most probably the tail rudder and 8 meters long range discardable fuel tanks which we think may be those of a crashed plane”.
The Commander explained the debris was also similar to many parts and gadgets of military plane e.g missiles and they have already called in experts to discern the make, model and /or exact origins.
“I would like to urge the local population not to temper with any debris which they may come across because some may be lethal or in other words may explode but a t the moment I would like to state that the entire recovered debris crushed airplane is secure and now being guarded by Somaliland coast guard”, Admiral Ahmed.
According to media the Somalilandpress.com monitored from the Associated Press published on the 1st of September, 2014 a US Navy Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed in this same vicinity of the Gulf of Aden, on the same day.
The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter had crashed as it attempted to land on the ship, which has a big landing deck on the back. The US Navy at the time said the crash was not the result of hostile activity, but the aircraft was transferring troops back to the ship from training in nearby Djibouti.
The 17 Marines and eight Navy sailors were recovered and are on board the USS Mesa Verde, and some who sustained minor injuries were treated on the ship.
The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter is a rescue and search craft and is believed to have crushed the same day the American planes killed the top commander of the Al Shabaab Leader Ahmed Godane.
Djibouti currently hosts the biggest US. Military base in Africa at Camp Lemonier.