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Several passengers, pilots injured as Boeing 737 airplane crashes during take-off in Senegal

As many as 85 people were on board including 79 passengers, two pilots and four members of the personnel navigation cabin

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 09th 2024 05:59 PM
Several passengers, pilots injured as Boeing 737 airplane crashes during take-off in Senegal

Several passengers, pilots injured as Boeing 737 airplane crashes during take-off in Senegal

Boeing 737 airplane crashes: Several passengers, pilots and crew members injured as A Boeing 737-300 airplane crashed during takeoff on Thursday in Senegal. 

The incident unfolded at Dakar's Blaise Diagne airport, affecting Air Senegal flight HC 301 bound for Bamako. 


As per the reports, as many as 85 people were on board including 79 passengers, two pilots and four members of the personnel navigation cabin

Emergency services were called in to evacuate passengers, and airport operations have been suspended, and emergency services are assisting in passenger evacuation. 

Aviation Safety Network (ASN) also took to their official X handle and issued an official statement which reads, "The aircraft overran the runway following an aborted takeoff at Dakar Airport. Ten occupants were injured."

An investigation is underway to determine the crash's causes. 

More details awaited. 


- With inputs from agencies

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