A Boeing 737-300 aircraft has crashed during take-off in Senegal, injuring 11 people, four of them severely.

Air Senegal flight HC 301 bound for the Malian capital Bamako went off the runway in the early hours of Thursday, Dakar’s Blaise Diagne airport said in a statement.

The pilot was slightly injured, but most of the 78 passengers on board were not hurt in the incident.

Operations have since been halted at the airport.

Emergency services at the airport have been mobilised to evacuate passengers, the airport’s statement said.


Subscribe to our Youtube Channel: