Ethiopian Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Senegal

All passengers reported to be safe after Ethiopian Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Senegal

Photo via AMMA

October 8, 2019

A  B767-300 Ethiopian Airlines plane that was bound to Addis Ababa made an emergency landing in Senegal after the pilot reported technical problem shortly after takeoff, Sheger FM reported on Tuesday.

ET-908 was on a scheduled regular flight from Ndiass Senegal to Addis Ababa via Bamako Mali. Ethiopian Airlines Communication Director Asrat Gashaw has confirmed that the plane was experiencing a technical problem.

The plane was carrying about 90 passengers, according to AMMA report on Tuesday which cited AFP.

The Airlines arranged another plane for the passengers and were flown to their destination.  It has also apologized for passengers for the inconvenience caused.

Ethiopian Airlines did not give any details regarding the nature of the technical problem or what caused it.

The incident came a day after Yonas Yeshanew, a former employee of Ethiopian Airlines currently seeking asylum in the United States, disclosed what some in mainstream media described as an “a whistleblower complaint” that “the airline breached the Boeing 737 maintenance records a day after the jet crashed.”

Boeing has admitted that its Max 737 plane that crashed in Ethiopia in early March of this year minutes after takeoff from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa

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