KQ plane to Nairobi forced to make emergency landing

Written By: Muraya Kamunde
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A Kenya Airways flight to Nairobi was forced to make an emergency landing in Mombasa after it developed mechanical problems.

The flight was headed to Nairobi after the aircraft’s warning system raised alarm forcing the captain to turn back.

In a statement Kenya Airways said flight KQ609 had departed Mombasa at 1754 hours and was forced to land back in Mombasa at 1834 hours.

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“Kenya Airways confirms that there was a disruption on a scheduled flight from Mombasa to Nairobi due to a fault in the aircraft warning system that raised a false mechanical alarm forcing the captain to take precautionary safety measures,” the statement read.

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The Nairobi bound flight had 95 passengers and 5 crew members.

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“After assessment, engineers declared the aircraft grounded.”

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“Some passengers were accommodated on subsequent flights KQ617 and KQ619. Other passengers with connections beyond Nairobi have been given accommodation in Mombasa to travel Tuesday 18th June to their final destinations,” said Kenya Airways through a statement.

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