A suspected bomb blast tore open the side of a plane and sucked out an elderly passenger to his death at 14,000 feet. A survivor said the blast shook Daallo Airlines Flight D3159 five minutes after taking off from Mogadishu, Somalia, and blast a hole in the jet’s fuselage.

Witnesses inside the plane said that an elderly man, caught fire before he was sucked from his seat and out of the Airbus A321.

‘I saw the passenger, a man in his early 60s, get sucked out of the plane,’ he told MailOnline. ‘There was a huge bang. A big hole appeared in the side of the jet and the man disappeared through it.

‘One minute he was sat in his seat, the next it he was gone. He’d been sucked out of the plane.

‘People were screaming. We all thought we were going to die.’

Watch the terrifying footage below:

-John Esconde