Plane crashes during take off in Senegal, 11 injured,4 in serious condition

Shivani Arora

A Boeing 737 aircraft has crashed during take-off in Senegal. With this incident over 11 people got injured, four of them are in serious condition. Air Senegal flight HC 301 take off for the Malian capital Bamako when this incident happened. The pilot was slightly injured, but most of the 78 passengers on board were not hurt in the incident.

All The injured were rushed to a hospital, and other passengers have been taken to a hotel to rest.

Emergency protocols were activated at the airport to evacuate passengers. Currently, the airport remains closed, with plans for reopening expected within the next few hours.

“For now, the airport is closed … The reopening of the airport is expected within the next few hours,” the airport added.

“Flights have been suspended at Senegal’s main airport near the capital Dakar after a plane skidded off the runway, a source at Blaise Diagne” Reuters.

About Senegal

Senegal,officially the Republic of Senegal, is the westernmost country in continental Africa, situated on the Atlantic Ocean coastline. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. Senegal nearly surrounds The Gambia, a country occupying a narrow sliver of land along the banks of the Gambia River, which separates Senegal’s southern region of Casamance from the rest of the country. Senegal also shares a maritime border with Cape Verde. Senegal’s economic and political capital is Dakar.

About Boeing 737

The Boeing 737 is an American narrow-body airliner produced by Boeing at its Renton factory in Washington. Developed to supplement the Boeing 727 on short and thin routes, the twinjet retained the 707 fuselage width and six abreast seating but with two underwing turbofans instead of four. Envisioned in 1964, the initial 737-100 made its first flight in April 1967 and entered service in February 1968 with Lufthansa. The lengthened 737-200 entered service in April 1968, and evolved through four generations, offering several variants for 85 to 215 passengers.

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