KQ plane experiences engine trouble, forced to make emergency landing

Flight canceled minutes after taking off from JKIA

A Kenya Airways plane

A Kenya Airways flight from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) was on Friday morning forced to make an emergency landing shortly after take off.

Flight KQ604 which had left Nairobi heading to Kisumu was aborted after the plane experienced a bird strike.

Birds flew into the plane's engines causing a glitch that forced the pilot to turnaround and land.

No casualties were reported during the incident but the plane was grounded for repairs.

Fire incident in plane with 142 passengers

Kenya Airways was recently on the spot following a report that unearthed a past fire incident involving a plane with 142 passengers on board.

According to the report, the incident took place in February this year and the pilots were forced to land the plane in Dar-es-salam, Tanzania because they could not get in touch with the JKIA air traffic control tower.

"The report faulted the OCC for advising the pilot to return to Nairobi when they did not even know the exact location of the plane, and also for not having a checklist to refer to on the next course of action when an aircraft has an in-flight problem," the report outlined.

KQ's management, however, downplayed the incident in their report to the public.

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