TLEMCEN, Algeria – August 3, 2023 – An Air Algerie Boeing 737-800 was involved in a minor incident when it damaged its right wingtip upon hitting a light pole at Tlemcen Zenata Airport in Algeria. The aircraft, registration 7T-VKJ, had just landed from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and was taxiing to its parking position when the incident occurred.
No injuries were reported in the incident, and all passengers were safely disembarked from the aircraft. The plane has been temporarily taken out of service for repairs and a thorough inspection to ensure it is safe for future flights.
Air Algerie officials and airport authorities are currently investigating the incident to understand how the aircraft came into contact with the light pole during taxiing.
Air Algerie has not yet made any official statements regarding potential impacts on flight schedules or operations due to the incident. The airline’s main concern at this time is the safety and well-being of its passengers and crew.
Further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.