ADDIS ABEBA – An Ethiopian Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing minutes after taking off in Senegal on Tuesday because an engine had caught fire, the airline said.
No one was injured in the incident, the airlines said in a statement.
The airline said that its plane had to land unexpectedly at Senegal’s Blaise Diagne International Airport near the capital Dakar because of “a technical problem”.
The statement says:
“Ethiopian Airlines B767-300 aircraft with registration number ET-AMG and flight number ET908 on a regular scheduled service from Diass, Senegal en-route to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia via Bamako, Mali on 08 October 2019 returned from flight to the same airport ( Diass, Senegal) due to technical problem.
We apologize to our valued customers, who were on-board the flight for the inconvenience. All passengers are being rebooked on an alternative flights.
Once again, we apologize to all of our esteemed customers who have been affected by the incident.”