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Condor Flight Rejects Takeoff From Mombasa

Condor flight DE-2282 had to reject takeoff from Mombasa, Kenya, on May 29th.

The Boeing 767-300 plane was accelerating to takeoff for Zanzibar, Tanzania, when one of the engines ingested birds, prompting the crew to reject takeoff

The plane safely returned to the apron.

All two hundred and thirty passengers and ten crew members remained unharmed.

Turkish Airlines Flight Returns to Mombasa After Bird Strike

Turkish Airlines flight TK-673 had to return and make an emergency landing in Mombasa, Kenya, on October 13th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Istanbul, Turkey, but had to turn back due to a bird strike.

The plane landed back safely. All one hundred and twenty-one passengers and six crew members remained unharmed.

Air France Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Kenya

Air FranceAn Air France flight had to make an emergency landing at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa, Kenya, on December 20.

According to the Police Spokesman Charles Owino, “It requested an emergency landing when a device suspected to be an explosive was discovered in the lavatory.” The plane was heading from Mauritius to Paris at the time.

The plane landed safely. All 459 passengers and 14 crew members remained unharmed.

Owino confirmed that an investigation has been launched to “determine if the device had explosives.”

Low-on-Fuel Kenya Airways Jet Makes Emergency Landing

Kenya AirwaysA Kenya Airways flight had to land in emergency at Mombasa Moi International Airport, Kenya, at around 12:05 p.m. on October 20.

The Manager of Moi International Airport, Yatich Kagungo, confirmed that the Boeing 737-800 plane, en route from Delhi, India to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, was diverted after running low on fuel. “We were alerted that the plane experienced low fuel gauge as it entered Kenyan airspace, we had to arrange for emergency landing in Mombasa as nearest airport .It was very successful,” he said.

None of the 38 passengers aboard was hurt.

The aircraft later resumed its journey after re-fuelling.

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