Created Monday, May 3rd 2021 18:44Z, last updated Monday, May 3rd 2021 18:44Z
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration ET-ALM performing flight ET-834
from Windhoek (Namibia) to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), was accelerating for takeoff, when a loud bang was heard and the crew rejected takeoff due to an engine (CFM56) failure. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.
The airport confirmed the aircraft suffered an engine failure prior to takeoff. Emergency services responded, the passengers were returned to the terminal.
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