The Senegalese National Civil Aviation Agency on Monday, in Dakar, confirmed that a small medical evacuation plane carrying seven people, which crashed off Senegal, collided with a Boeing 737 over the Atlantic Ocean.
It said in an earlier report that the reasons for the crash of the Air Senegal aircraft, which was coming from Burkina Faso and went down about 100 kilometres off Senegal’s coast on Saturday, had been unknown.
The medical evacuation plane was carrying a Senegalese doctor and two nurses, two Congolese and one Algerian national, as well as a French patient.
It said authorities have dispatched a search and rescue team to the area for the medical evacuation plane carrying seven people, which went down off the coast of Senegal.
Senegal’s civil aviation authority said the craft and a much bigger commercial jet may have “touched” in mid-air, while a local media outlet said the smaller plane was believed to have run out of fuel.
The HS125 twin-engine plane, belonging to the company Senegalair, was flying from Burkina Faso to Dakar.