No flight disruptions after plane mishap, says KQ

Written By: Margaret Kalekye
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Kenya Airways has refuted reports of disruption of its operations after two of its aircraft Embraer 190 collided Friday night at the JKIA maintenance hangar.

The airline confirmed that the incident occurred during a standard technical engine maintenance check at the hangar that caused movement of one of the aircraft hence the impact.

In a statement, KQ clarified that both planes were scheduled to return to service in the next few days hence no disruption to normal operations.

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No injuries were reported. Kenya airport officials and KQ safety team have launched investigations into the incident

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”The incident occurred during a standard technical engine maintenance check at the hangar that caused movement of one of the aircraft hence the impact. Both planes were not in operations at this time therefore no passengers were involved. The airline can confirm that there are no injuries reported to any of its maintenance personnel following this incident” the national carrier confirmed.

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The two planes were extensively damaged. Repairs will however be done once the cause of the accident is established.

”During  such incidences, Kenya  Civil  Aviation  Authority  (KCAA)and  Kenya  Airways Safety team  are  required  by  law  to  carry  out  full  investigations  and  furnish  a  full report. This process is currently on going and once complete, repairs on the aircraft can commence. Both planes were scheduled to return to service in the next few days hence no disruption to normal operations. Kenya Airways shall advise should there be any impact on our operations” added KQ management.

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