Safe landing in Mombasa for Turkish Airlines plane with bird trouble

October 13, 2017 9:45 am
Passengers disembarking the Turkish Airlines plane/CFM

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 13 – A Turkish Airlines plane that took off from Mombasa for Istanbul was forced to make an emergency landing Friday morning after developing mechanical problems on take-off.

Coast Regional police boss Larry Kieng stated that they quickly mobilised for emergency services when the plane with 121 passengers on board developed a mechanical fault.

He stated that all passengers have been safely evacuated.

It is believed that the plane sucked a bird into one of its engines before circling to burn fuel and then returning to the Mombasa Moi International Airport for a landing.


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