Transair Senegal B733 at Dakar on May 9th 2024, runway excursion on takeoff

Last Update: May 22, 2024 / 18:26:37 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 9, 2024

Classification
Accident

Flight number
R2-3043

Destination
Bamako, Mali

Aircraft Registration
6V-AJE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

A Transair Senegal Boeing 737-300 on behalf of Air Senegal, registration 6V-AJE performing flight R2-3043/HC-301 from Dakar (Senegal) to Bamako (Mali) with 79 passengers and 6 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Dakar's runway 01 at about 04:30L (04:30Z) when the crew rejected takeoff due to a hydraulic defect but veered left off the runway. The aircraft came to a stop on soft ground next to the Presidential Pavillion, the left wing briefly caught fire. All occupants evacuated via slides, there are reports of 10 minor injuries amongst the passengers and minor injuries of one of the pilots.

An Air Senegal Flight HC-2009 from Abidjan (Ivory Coast) to Dakar (Senegal), was in the initial descent towards Dakar at about 04:37Z when the aircraft turned around and diverted to Banjul (Gambia).

Senegal's Transport Minister said, Air Senegal's flight HC-301 operated by Transair was taking off for Mali when it skidded off the runway causing minor injuries to 10 passengers and one pilot. The injured were taken to a hospital, the others to a hotel.

On May 22nd 2024 Senegal's BEA reported the occurrence was rated an accident. There had been 4 serious and 7 minor injuries, the aircraft was destroyed in the runway excursion.

Related NOTAM:
A0552/24 NOTAMN
Q) GOOO/QMRLC/IV/NBO/A/000/999/1440N01704W005
A) GOBD B) 2405090437 C) 2405090730 EST
E) RWY 01/19 CLOSED DUE TO DEBRIS. CLEANING WORK IN PROGRESS.

Metars:
GOBD 090600Z 26006KT 7000 BKN006 22/22 Q1010 TEMPO 4000 BR=
GOBD 090530Z 24006KT 8000 SCT007 22/22 Q1009 NOSIG=
GOBD 090500Z 23004KT 8000 SCT007 23/23 Q1009 NOSIG=
GOBD 090430Z 23005KT 8000 SCT007 23/22 Q1010 NOSIG=
GOBD 090400Z 24004KT 8000 BKN007 23/22 Q1010 NOSIG=
GOBD 090330Z 28004KT 8000 BKN007 23/22 Q1009 TEMPO 4000 BR=
GOBD 090300Z 29005KT 8000 BKN007 23/22 Q1010 TEMPO 4000 BR=
GOBD 090230Z 30006KT 8000 BKN007 23/22 Q1010 TEMPO 4000 BR=
GOBD 090200Z 30004KT 8000 BKN007 23/22 Q1010 TEMPO 4000 BR=
GOBD 090130Z 32003KT 290V350 8000 BKN007 23/22 Q1010 TEMPO 4000 BR=
GOBD 090100Z 33005KT 8000 BKN007 23/22 Q1010 TEMPO 4000 BR=
GOBD 090030Z 33003KT 9000 SCT007 23/22 Q1011 NOSIG=
GOBD 090000Z 33005KT 300V360 9000 SCT007 23/22 Q1010 NOSIG=
GOBD 082330Z 33007KT 9999 SCT007 23/22 Q1010 NOSIG=
GOBD 082300Z 33009KT 9999 SCT007 23/22 Q1010 NOSIG=
GOBD 082230Z 33009KT 9999 SCT007 23/22 Q1010 NOSIG=
GOBD 082200Z 33009KT 9999 SCT007 24/23 Q1010 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 9, 2024

Classification
Accident

Flight number
R2-3043

Destination
Bamako, Mali

Aircraft Registration
6V-AJE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

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