“Separatist rebels fired on a Cameroon Airlines passenger jet as it approached Bamenda Airport in the northwest of the country on Sunday morning (December 1, 2019), their leader told Reuters.
The scheduled flight from Douala landed safely and there were no casualties, Cameroon Airlines said in a statement confirming the attack. The airline has grounded the plane while it assesses the damage.
The English-speaking west of Cameroon has been a battleground since 2017 between the army and rebels seeking to form a breakaway state called Ambazonia.”
Camair-Co (Cameroon Airlines Corporation) (Douala) added new service to Lyon, France on January 31 from Douala via Yaounde with this Boeing 737-700. The return flight flies nonstop to Douala. Lyon is the second destination in France (and Europe) for the new flag carrier.
Copyright Photo: Camair-Co. Boeing 737-7BD TJ-QCA (msn 34480) was previously operated Enerjet and AirTran Airways. Click on the photo for more information.