Saturday July 9, for several hours, everything stopped at Félix Houphouët-Boigny airport in Abidjan. The aircraft registered TU-TSK of the national company Air Côte d’Ivoire from of Korhogo (North) had just missed its landing. According to a statement from the company, the aircraft suffered a technical malfunction – its landing gear not having deployed, it landed on its belly – and no injuries were reported.
The incident raised questions about the company and the device of security at Abidjan airport during such an event. The next day, Amadou Koné, the Minister of Transport wanted to be reassuring: “The certifications of Abidjan airport are not threatened”, he declared after a visit to the scene. , announcing that “thorough independent investigations [étaient] In progress “.
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