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Flights Cancelled, Diverted to Dakar Due to Plane Breakdown on the Runway


All flights bound for The Gambia have been either diverted to Dakar or cancelled after a Polish aircraft broke down on the runway at the Banjul International Airport Tuesday.

Sources on the ground say an Enter Air flight bound for the U.K. had its tyres busted on the runway just before take off, forcing the authorities to shut down the runway. The Warsaw-based airline which completed its inaugural flight in 2010, operates holiday and charter flights out of Polish and other European airports. The company’s Boeing 737 aircraft flies to Banjul from Gatwick from May to October, according to Gambia Experience.

Meanwhile, hundreds of passengers have been stranded in Dakar due to the diversion.

Update: We’ve confirmed that the runway has been reopened and flight operations have resumed.

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