On 8 October, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-300 (ET-AMG) operated flight ET908 between Dakar, Senegal and Bamako, Mali. During take-off, the aircraft suffered an uncontained engine failure and fire. The aircraft safely returned to Dakar airport ten minutes after its initial take-off.
The 90 passengers on board safely left the aircraft. While local press is writing about the fact that a fatal crash was narrowly avoided, an engine failure is a standard emergency procedure were pilots are trained for.
The aircraft previously operated in Belgium for holiday airline Sobelair as OO-SLS.
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-300 (ET-AMG, built 2000) suffered an uncontained engine failure and a fire on take-off at Dakar-Intl Airport (GOBD), Senegal on flight #ET908 to Bamako. The acft safely return to land 10 min later. @dakaractuhttps://t.co/F90X5H7Vrz pic.twitter.com/UANSO4tGnf
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) October 8, 2019
Grand bravo aux #pompiers de l'AIBD #Dakar qui ont porté assistance au #boeing767 – 300 d'Ethiopian Airlines en partance pour #Bamako.
Un moteur aurait prix feu juste après le décollage de l'appareil qui à pu effectuer un atterrissage d'urgence sans faire de victimes. pic.twitter.com/fEf79EuVJW
— SI-C'EST MaaDamel🇸🇳 (@csingar) October 8, 2019