Hard Times for Aviation in Africa

Hard Times for Aviation in Africa
Hard Times for Aviation in Africa

Africa’s aviation industry was shaken by three deadly incidents this week, including an accident in East Congo, a runway incident in Kenya and an emergency landing in Senegal.

Fatal Accident in DRC

The country’s civil aviation authorities said that the plane carrying Tshisekedi’s driver, a logistics manager and some of his troops were heading from Goma to the capital, Kinshasa, and an hour later, he left the radar on Thursday afternoon.

Fatal Accident in Kenya

At least three people were injured when a plane exploded on a runway at Wilson Airport in capital Nairobi. Domestic flights from Nairobi to Lamu in the north fell shortly after takeoff, and local media reported that pilots suspected of engine failure.

Ethiopian Airlines – Dakar Emergency Landing

Africa’s fastest-growing airlines avoided disaster when they had to make emergency landing minutes after landing in Senegal on Tuesday. Ethiopian Airlines confirmed on Twitter that Boeing 767 unexpectedly landed at Bekegal’s Blaise Diagne International Airport due to a technical problem near the capital, Dakar.


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