By Beth Nyaga
Operations have resumed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, after the runway was temporarily closed Sunday evening.
The Kenya Airports Authority kept passengers notified through social media pages as well as giving contact lines through which they could be reached for further information.
UPDATE: The runway at JKIA is now open & operations at the airport have resumed.
UPDATE: For pax who need to know the status of their flight,they can do that by calling our flight info. desk on +254722205061/2/3/4/5/6/7
This is after an aircraft from Somalia crash-landed by making an emergency landing and veered off the runaway at around 4:55pm.
The runway closure had effect on flights into and out of JKIA.
A statement from KAA notified passengers of the incident, and advised them to exercise patience as evacuation process continued.
Thank you for being patient with us. Kindly check the status of your flight with your respective airline. We regret any inconvenience caused
“An aircraft from Somalia has landed on its belly and veered off the runway at JKIA. As a result the runway is presently closed. It had four souls on board. No casualties reported. As a result the runway is temporarily closed to evacuate aircraft,” read the short statement in part.
Some of the airplanes that were to land at the airport during the time of the incident were diverted to Moi International Airport in Mombasa and Eldoret.