New accident on a Boeing which goes off the runway in Senegal

New accident on a Boeing which goes off the runway in Senegal
New accident on a Boeing which goes off the runway in Senegal

A Boeing chartered by Air Senegal went off the runway last night at Dakar airport. Ten people were injured, including one of the two pilots.

Written by NP – Thursday May 9, 2024 at 5:03 p.m.

Air Senegal flight HC301 operated by the private company Transair left the runway on takeoff this Thursday, May 9 at 1:14 a.m. The accident occurred at Blaise-Diagne international airport located in Diass, 47 km southeast of Dakar.

The Boeing 737-300 bound for Bamako was taking off when the runway excursion occurred for a reason that remains to be determined.

The aircraft had 85 people on board, including 79 passengers, 2 pilots and 4 cabin crew. The airport emergency services treated 10 injured people, 4 of whom were seriously injured. A pilot is among the injured. The Bureau of Investigation and Analysis (BEA) of Senegal has opened an investigation to determine the causes of the accident which led to a closure of the airport “while waiting for the planned arrangements to be made”indicates the site manager.
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In 24 hours, this is the third incident or accident involving a Boeing.

Also this Wednesday in the far north of Canada, an Air France Boeing 787-900 made an emergency landing in Iqaliuit after a burning smell was detected in the cabin. The aircraft was grounded pending inspection by Air France mechanics and the passengers flew on another aircraft to reach their destination Seattle in the United States.

More spectacular but fortunately without serious injuries on the same day, a cargo plane operated by FedEx coming from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport had to land on its nose due to the blocking of the landing gear door. The Boeing 767 pilots were able to keep their plane on the runway despite the impressive showers of sparks caused by the friction of the fuselage on the tarmac.

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