Boeing safety called into question after Turkey fire

Boeing safety called into question after Turkey fire

Two separate incidents involving Boeing 737 planes have occurred in Senegal and Turkey, causing alarm and prompting concerns about the safety of the aircraft.

In Senegal’s capital city of Dakar, an Air Sénégal flight operated by TransAir skidded off the runway as it was headed to Bamako, Mali. 

The plane, carrying 79 passengers, two pilots, and four cabin crew, caught fire, causing panic among the passengers. 

According to the transport minister, 10 people were injured in the incident and were being treated at a nearby hospital.

 Footage from a passenger showed people jumping down the emergency slides at night as flames engulfed one side of the aircraft.

Meanwhile, in Turkey, a Boeing 737-800 belonging to Corendon Airlines landed safely at Gazipasa airport after one of its tires burst during landing. 

The plane was carrying 184 passengers and six crew members and was on a flight from Cologne, Germany. 

All 190 people on board were safely evacuated, and no one was hurt. However, the incident caused flights to be diverted to the nearby Antalya airport while the aircraft was being removed.

These incidents have raised concerns about the safety of Boeing planes. In addition, a Boeing 767 cargo aircraft belonging to FedEx Express made an emergency landing at Istanbul Airport on Wednesday after its front landing gear failed. Fortunately, no one was injured in that incident either. 

Boeing’s safety record has come under question recently after the company informed air safety regulators that it may not have properly inspected its 787 Dreamliner planes. 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched an investigation into whether staff falsified records. Boeing is now re-inspecting all 787 jets on the manufacturing line, and the FAA has required the company to develop an “action plan” to address concerns about planes already in service.