Boeing 737 With 85 People Skids Off Airport Runway In Senegal, 10 Reported Injured

A Boeing plane skidded off at Dakar’s airport and the injured passengers were taken to the hospital immediately for medical assistance.

by Tashika Tyagi
Boeing 737 With 85 People Skids Off Airport Runway In Senegal, 10 Reported Injured

A Boeing 737 plane skidded off the runway at Dakar’s airport in Senegal. The mishap was confirmed by Senegal’s transport minister. They further confirmed that around 10 people were injured in this incident. The Blaise Diagne Airport is currently shut down. Operations might reopen at the airport in the next few hours.

Boeing 737 Plane Skids Off Runway In Senegal

At around 0100 GMT (6:30 AM IST), a Boeing 737 aircraft skidded off the airport runway in Dakar, Senegal. This mishap injured 10 people and stopped all operations at the airport. According to reports, the Transair-owned Boeing 737-300 BA.N chartered by Air Senegal was preparing to fly to Mali and was carrying 85 people. This included 79 passengers, two pilots, and four cabin crew members.

Emergency protocols were activated at the Blaise Diagne Airport to evacuate passengers. The injured people were rushed to the hospital for immediate medical assistance. The remaining survivors were accommodated in a hotel for rest. Currently, the airport remains closed. The authorities, however, do plan to reopen all operations within the next few hours.

Many videos and photos emerged online after the incident. The Boeing plane could be seen resting on the grass with its wing covered in, what’s suspected to be, fire-suppressing foam.

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What The Airport Authorities Had To Say About The Incident

Boeing plane Senegal
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The Blaise Diagne Airport initiated a probe and has said the investigation will determine the cause of this accident. They launched emergency protocols right after the Boeing plane skidded off the runway and evacuated all the passengers. They have also shut down the airport for the time being. So far, there has been no statement released by Transair on this entire matter. The airline operates domestic flights and international routes within West Africa.

This unfortunate mishap has unlocked yet another flying fear in us! We hope that the investigation is able to identify the source of this accident. Also, we wish for the speedy recovery of all the injured passengers in this mishap.

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