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Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Mombasa After Bird Strike

A plane belonging to German leisure airline Condor on Tuesday morning made an emergency landing at Moi International Airport, Mombasa, reports the Daily Nation.

Coast regional police boss Noah Mwivanda told the Nation that the craft landed after a bird strike.

The plane was taking tourists to Zanzibar for holiday.

Police said the incident happened shortly after take-off from the Kenyan airport at 9.30am.

A source said two crows flew into one of the plane’s engines.

The plane landed safely at the airport and there were no injuries, Mr Mwivanda said.

“I am informed that there was a bird strike but all the passengers are safe. They are awaiting further instructions,” said Mr Mwivanda.

When the Nation visited the airport, passengers were heading back to their hotels in Nyali.

One of the crew members, who sought anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the media, said the tourists will take another plane tomorrow.

A passenger who only identified himself as Morris said: “We just thank God we are okay. We are now heading to the hotel until tomorrow. I can’t wait to get there”.

Moi International Airport manager Walter Agong said the plane was on transit from Frankfurt, Germany.

“It was picking some passengers here in Mombasa before taking off to Zanzibar,” he said

 

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