Boeing 737: 11 Injured as Plane Skids Off Runway During Take-off

In the early hours of Thursday, a Boeing 737-300 aircraft encountered a critical incident at Dakar’s Blaise Diagne International Airport. The plane, which was scheduled to depart for Bamako, Mali, veered off the runway during its take-off sequence.

Eyewitnesses report that the aircraft’s left wing and engine were engulfed in flames shortly after the mishap. Emergency response teams were quick to the scene, facilitating the evacuation of all 73 passengers aboard the flight. Despite the swift rescue efforts, 11 individuals sustained injuries, with 4 in serious condition, including the pilot who suffered minor injuries.

As a result of the incident, airport operations have been suspended to allow for an immediate investigation and to ensure the safety of future flights. The cause of the accident is yet to be determined, and aviation experts are on-site to assess the situation.

The airline has issued a statement expressing their relief that no lives were lost and has pledged full cooperation with the authorities to uncover the root cause of the accident. The airline also extends its deepest sympathies to the injured and has assured that all passengers will receive the necessary support during this challenging time.

Stay tuned for more updates as this story develops.

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