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Multiple Passengers Injured As Boeing Plane Skids Off Runway

A Boeing 737 aircraft skid off the runway in Senegal, injuring at least 10 people.

Four individuals reportedly sustained serious injuries.

“The incident occurred as Air Senegal flight HC 301 was taking off for the Malian capital Bamako in the early hours of Thursday, Dakar’s Blaise Diagne airport said in a statement,” BBC reports.

According to the New York Post, the Air Senegal flight “crashed mid-lift off” shortly after 1 a.m. local time.


BBC reports:

The pilot was slightly injured, but most of the 78 passengers on board were not hurt in the incident.

Operations were halted at the airport for a few hours but have now resumed.

Emergency services at the airport were mobilised to evacuate passengers, the airport’s statement said.

An inquiry is under way to determine the causes of the incident, which took place at around 0100 GMT.

Boeing has not commented on the incident, nor has Transair, the private company from which Air Senegal chartered the plane.

Though it is not yet known what caused the crash, it comes as the manufacturer faces a deepening crisis over its safety record.


From the New York Post:

The Dakar disaster came just one day after a FedEx Airlines Boeing 763 skidded on its nose down the runway at Charles de Gaulle Airport thanks to a landing gear malfunction.

Both incidents are the latest in a series of slip-ups for Boeing, which has been under much public scrutiny since a side door panel blew off an Alaska Airlines 737 Max mid-flight in January.

The manufacturer is now facing a criminal investigation over that accident.

More would-be whistleblowers with scathing accusations about the state of safety inspections at the company have also come out of the woodwork after two outspoken former employees died within weeks of each other.

This is a Guest Post from our friends over at 100 Percent Fed Up.

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