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Kenya Airways flight bound for Dubai forced to return to JKIA



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NAIROBI—A Kenya Airways flight bound for Dubai was last night forced to return to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The plane with 133 passengers made the turnback after Air Traffic Control at the JKIA sighted a tyre debris on the runway.

In a statement, Kenya Airways stated that: “On 15 December 2023 at approximately 21:20 HRS, JKIA Air Traffic Control encountered tyre debris during a regular runway inspection. Upon further inspection, it was established by the KQ operations team that the tyre debris was from KQ 310, which had departed on a scheduled operation from Nairobi to Dubai.”

It continued that: “The KQ operations team contacted the crew and agreed on a precautionary air turnback to Nairobi for further technical attention. The crew followed the precautionary safety procedures in consultation with operations control and returned to Nairobi safely, landing at 23:46 HRS without incident.”

The national carrier said it made arrangements to accommodate their customers, allaying fears that “the turnback was a normal procedure.”


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