Cameroon – Camair-Co: Company reacts to aircraft’s fire, says social media exaggerated

Written by kmerteam

The Boeing 767-300 of Camair-Co, dubbed the Dja did not take off as expected, at the Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport in the early evening of Friday, September 2, 2016. An incident occurred at the level of the reactor while passengers were already on board, is at the origin of this problem. While there is no doubt that the Dja was for the umpteenth time in difficulties, there are however differences over the nature of the incident. Our sources tell of a quickly extinguished fire unlike the management of Camair-Co that rather speaks of an ordinary reactor pumping.

Hereinafter, the Press release of Camair Co:

“On Friday September 2, a plane of CAMAIR-CO (Boeing 767-300) was the victim of a reactor pumping as it left the parking of the Yaounde Nsimalen airport to the runway. This incident, known in the world of civil aviation, has nothing to do with a “small fire” or a “failed crash” as has been relayed in social networks and “cyber press.” At no time passengers and crew members of that flight were in danger. The normal procedure was laid down in this situation, and for security reasons, the captain returned the aircraft to the parking and the flight was canceled and passengers were redirected to Douala, their final destination by another flight of the company.

Technicians of Ethiopian Airlines based in Douala, and who are in charge of maintenance and monitoring of the airworthiness of the aircraft of Camair-co, visited Yaounde and carried out the necessary checks. After inspection of the Aviation Authority, the plane returned to Douala on Saturday, September 3, 2016, and now expects to make the return phase of the pilgrimage to Mecca, as scheduled. Until then, it will ensure the Douala-Yaounde, Garoua links. “

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