You don't often live to tell the tale when your plane loses a bit of its fuselage in an explosion.

You get to shoot a video of it all all even less often. Or to share it afterwards.

On Tuesday a mid-air blast ripped a hole in the side of a commercial Somali plane, causing one man to fall to his death and three others to be injured.

The Daallo Airline plane, which took off from capital Mogadishu's Aden Abulle International airport on Tuesday at 11.20 am local time, had to return twenty minutes later.

The video above is from the plane in the aftermath of the explosion. Shot by Awale Kullane, Somalia's deputy ambassador to the United Nations, it shows the passengers looking quite calm despite the alarming incident, which took place at a height of at least 10,000 feet. The video pans from the empty front area of the plane where the hole appeared, to the passengers, some of them wearing oxygen masks.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the explosion. "I think it was a bomb," said the pilot, Vladimir Vodopivec, who was quoted by Belgrade daily Blic. "Luckily, the flight controls were not damaged so I could return and land at the airport. Something like this has never happened in my flight career. We lost pressure in the cabin. Thank God it ended well," the 64-year-old pilot said.

US authorities investigating the explosion reportedly believe it to have been caused by a bomb. And though no one has yet claimed responsibility, Somali militant group Al Shabab is the leading suspect. An official from the airline though reportedly insisted that it was caused by an oxygen tank explosion.