Sn26567 From Belgium, joined Aug 2004, 131 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5393 times:
I retrieved a news item in a Cameroonian newspaper in French and made a summary in English. Here it is:
Monday night (6 November) at Douala airport an FMC baggage loader collided with an SN Brussels A330. The same loader built in 1989 already had an accident with a SWISS airliner on 26 October. Tuesday night (7 November) the Belgian Airbus was still blocked, as mechanics were sent from Brussels on the Air France flight arriving at 19:00.
It will take 10 hours work to repair.
SN Brussels is angry at the airport company ADC. They have to pay for accommodation and meals for their 150 passengers in the best hotels of Douala, and in addition the plane cannot fly revenue passengers to other destinations during the repair works.
Further news: the aircraft, OO-SFN, was flying the route Brussels-Douala-Kinshasa (SN351). The return flight from Kinshasa has been cancelled.
Tomcat From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4796 times:
Can anyone confirm if the flight SN352 FIH-DLA-BRU landing in BRU this sunday morning is operated by the A330 recently damaged in DLA? It seems that this sunday SN will be operating all its flights to Africa with A330s while flight SN206 from DKR this sunday morning was operated by a 763 from V7 (Air Senegal).