Plane skids off runway at Senegal’s main airport, flights suspended, says source

By Thomson Reuters May 9, 2024 | 3:33 AM

DAKAR (Reuters) -Flights have been suspended at Senegal’s main airport near the capital Dakar after a plane skidded off the runway, a source at Blaise Diagne airport told Reuters.

The source did not give further details. A night-time video shared on social media showed a plane with the logo of Senegal-based airline Transair standing in grass with a wing covered in fire-suppressing foam.

Reuters was not able to verify the video.

Transair did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The airline is based in Blaise Diagne airport and operates domestic flights and international routes within West Africa.

(Reporting by Bate FelixWriting by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Toby Chopra)