Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing catches fire after takeoff, makes emergency landing

Pictured: A Boieng B767 of Ethiopian Airline waits on a landing field in Germany in 2013. (Photo by JOKER / Hady Khandani/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

An airport official in Senegal says an Ethiopian Airlines plane made an emergency landing at the international airport outside the capital Dakar after an engine caught fire after takeoff.

Blaise Diagne International Airport spokesman Tidiane Tamba told The Associated Press that the pilots of the flight, which was headed to Addis Ababa via Bamako, Mali, called the control tower quickly after takeoff Tuesday morning requesting an emergency landing.

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Ethiopian Airlines said on Twitter that a Boeing 767 aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing because of a “technical problem.” It did not provide further details.
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