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Operations resumes at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, after runway temporarily closed on Sunday evening following a plane crash landing on its runway.

  play Kenya Airways plane (Kenyans)

Operations have resumed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, after the runway was temporarily closed yesterday evening following a crash landing incident.

play KQ tweeting about the last night incident (KQ tweeter handle)


However hundreds of passengers are still currently stranded at the JKIA, after an airplane from Somalia crash landed on the runway on Sunday evening.

As a result several local flights were delayed and some international flights have been cancelled.

play a photo of the airplane which crash landed on its bellly temporally closing the runaway (Hivisasa)


In a tweet on its tweeter page, the national carrier announced that flight KQ 608 and 609 have been cancelled and guests will be re-accommodated on flight KQ 606/607, before concluding by apologizing for the inconvenience caused.


According to the Kenya airport authority officials, an aircraft from Somalia developed mechanical problems and made an emergency landing on its belly before veering off the runway.

play Kenya Airports authority acknowledging the incident (KAA tweet)


Four people who were on board however escaped unhurt.


Following the incident the runway was temporarily closed to evacuate the aircraft and some flights were diverted to Moi International Airport in Mombasa and Eldoret.


Passengers coming from various airports and those taking off from JKIA were stranded for up to eight hours as officials worked overtime to remove the plane from the scene and clear the runaway.

The runaway was finally cleared at midnight after many flights had been canceled.

The carrier  through  its twitter page said that passengers are currently being cleared slowly


The Kenya Airways via its tweeter page has requested passengers to keep on checking its websites for updates and new developments, since they do expect spill over delays on Monday's operations due to the closure.

play KQ tweet requesting passengers to keep on checking its website for updates (KQ tweeter Handle)

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