Senegal opens an investigation

Senegal opens an investigation
Senegal opens an investigation

After a plane chartered by Air Senegal left the runway, the BEA opened an investigation to determine the causes of the incident, indicates the Senegalese Ministry of Transport.

The authorities of Senegal indicated on Friday that they had opened an investigation into the runway excursion of a Boeing airliner which injured 11 people on Thursday at Diamniadio international airport, near Dakar.

The Bureau of Investigation and Analysis (BEA) “has already started its technical investigation to determine the causes of this incident and take the necessary measures to avoid such events in the future”, said the Ministry of Transport in a press release. air services to which the BEA is attached. The injured “are doing better”, adds the ministry. Psychologists support them in “this difficult ordeal,” he says.

The BEA and the company Air Sénégal, which chartered the plane from the private company Transair, did not respond to requests from AFP.

Eleven injured, four of them serious

The accident of the Boeing 737-300 bound for Mali left 11 injured, four of them serious, after leaving the runway in the middle of the night, according to the airport manager. The plane had 79 passengers and six crew members on board.

Air Sénégal, launched in 2018 and controlled by the Senegalese state, is the subject of numerous criticisms over the quality of its national and international service. The launch of this company is part of a plan to make Dakar a regional air “hub”.

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