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Ethiopian Cargo Boeing 737-400F today crash lands at Accra while operating for ASky Airlines

Etiopian Cargo 737-400F ET-AOV crash Accra (Heni Mebay)(LR)

Ethiopian Airlines Cargo (Addis Ababa) Boeing 737-43Q (F) freighter, registered as ET-AQV (msn 28493, ex N493AC/OO-VES), operating for ASky Airlines, today (January 10) skidded off the runway at Accra on landing. The gear collapsed and the right engine was sheared off. The freighter was operating flight KP 4016 from Lomé to Accra. According to the airline, the aircraft blew its tires on landing. The three crew members safely exited the aircraft. The aircraft is an insurance write off (WO).

Twitter photos by Heni Mebay.

Continental Airlines and Brussels Airlines to code share

Continental Airlines (Houston) and Brussels Airlines (Brussels) announced plans to start codesharing on Continental’s trans-Atlantic flights between New York (Newark) and Brussels, as well as on selected flights operated by each carrier on both sides of the Atlantic.

Effective August 9, 2010, Continental will place its “CO*” code on selected Brussels Airlines-operated flights between Brussels and nine cities in Europe (Bologna, Italy; Bristol, London/Heathrow and Newcastle, United Kingdom; Hanover, Germany; and Lyons, Marseilles, Paris/Charles de Gaulle and Toulouse, France) and between Brussels and 12 cities in Africa (Accra, Ghana; Banjul, Gambia; Bujumbura, Burundi; Cotonou, Benin; Dakar, Senegal; Douala and Yaounde, Cameroon; Entebbe, Uganda; Kigali, Rwanda; Monrovia, Liberia; Nairobi, Kenya; and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso).

At the same time, Brussels Airlines will place its “SN*” code on Continental’s daily flights between Brussels and its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, as well as on selected flights to five U.S. destinations operated by Continental beyond New York/Newark (Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Houston and Orlando).

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Brussels Airlines’ Boeing 737-43Q OO-VES (msn 28493) is pictured on final approach at Geneva.

US Airways and Brussels Airlines to code share

US Airways (Phoenix) is seeking a new codeshare agreement with Brussels Airlines (Brussels). The agreement is subject to both U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Belgium government approval.

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Brussels Airlines’ Boeing 737-43Q OO-VES (msn 28493) is pictured on final approach to Geneva.

Brussels Airlines joins the Star Alliance

Brussels Airlines (Brussels) yesterday (December 9) joined the Star Alliance as the 26th member.

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton.