Boeing 737 Crashes After Failed Takeoff At African Airport 

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by Tyler Durden
Thursday, May 09, 2024 - 11:20 AM

Boeing's PR team must be highly frustrated or possibly even overwhelmed, as yet another Boeing plane has experienced a mishap in the last 24 hours. 

Daily Mail reports that a Boeing 737, operated by Senegalese carrier Transair, crashed after a failed takeoff attempt, sending the plane skidding off the runway at Blaise Diagne International Airport in Senegal. 

The aviation news account FL360aero posted images of the wreckage on X. 

"A Transair Boeing 737-38J aircraft (6V-AJE) received substantial damage after it did a Runway excursion at Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD)  on Thursday, 9 May 2024 at around 1 am," FL360aero said. 

Local media The Dakar Journal posted footage on X of the 737 on fire (this footage has yet to be confirmed). 

"A Transair plane crashes after leaving the runway, 10 injured including a pilot," the X account said, which was translated by Google.

One day before, a Boeing 767 cargo plane operated by FedEx crash-landed at an airport in Turkey after a nose landing gear failure. 

These two crashes, occurring within a day or so, have added to Boeing's mounting problems. The company is currently under intense scrutiny by the US federal government over the quality control of its aircraft.