Four individuals sustain serious injuries after Transair Boeing 737 veers off runway in Senegal

In an unfortunate incident, a Boeing 737-300 aircraft met with a crash during its takeoff at Senegal’s Blaise Diagne International Airport, as confirmed by local authorities.

Air Senegal flight HC301, operated by Transair, experienced a runway overrun incident at approximately 1:14 a.m. on Thursday, as confirmed by Senegal’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Land and Air Transport in a statement.

According to the ministry, there were a total of 78 individuals on board the aircraft, which included two pilots and four cabin crew members.

According to the Senegalese military, a total of eleven individuals sustained injuries, with four of them being in critical condition.

Videos circulating online depict a Transair plane, identified by its serial number 6V-AJE, resting on a grassy bank. The left engine of the aircraft shows signs of damage, and the brush near the runway is visibly coated with Aqueous Film Forming Foam.

Blaise Diagne serves as the primary airport for Dakar, the capital of Senegal. Originally, the flight was intended for Bamako, Mali.

The accident led to the closure of the airport for several hours.

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