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KQ flight forced to turn back with 100 people on board

Another plane in two weeks

Kenya Airways plane

A Kenya Airways flight was forced to turn back mid-air due to a fault in the aircraft’s warning system.

In a statement sent to newsrooms, KQ said there was a disruption on the flight from Mombasa to Nairobi due to a fault in the aircraft’s warning system that raised a false mechanical alarm.

According to the airline, the captain was forced to take precautionary safety measures and return the flight back to Mombasa.

After an assessment, engineers declared the aircraft which had 100 people on board, grounded.

Another flight

This comes barely a week after another KQ flight from Mombasa was turned back six minutes after take off.

Nairobi Women Rep Esther Passaris who was onboard the flight congratulated the pilot for the quick response.

"Grateful to God for journey mercies. Our Kenya Airways flight from Mombasa en-route to JKIA was cut short six minutes after take-off due to a technical failure," Passaris stated.

"Kudos to the pilot for making a good call," she tweeted.

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