Plane with 78 passengers aboard skids off airport runway in Senegal, 11 injured – The Times of India

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NEW DELHI: A plane carrying 78 passengers skidded off the runway at Senegal’s main airport on Tuesday, injuring 11 individuals and prompting a halt in operations at the facility.
Blaise Diagne airport reported that an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident, which took place around 0100 GMT as a Boeing 737-300, chartered by Air Senegal and owned by Transair, was preparing for takeoff to Mali.
A night-time video circulating on social media depicted the aircraft, bearing the logo of Senegal-based airline Transair, situated in grass with one wing covered in fire-suppressing foam.
The airport activated emergency protocols to evacuate passengers. “For now, the airport is closed… The reopening is expected within the next few hours,” stated the airport.
(With inputs from agencies)

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