KQ flight to Mombasa forced to make emergency landing

A KQ Embraer 190 aircraft. Photo/COURTESY
A KQ Embraer 190 aircraft. Photo/COURTESY

A Kenya Airways flight that was headed to Mombasa from Nairobi on Friday has had to make an emergency landing.

Sources close to Citizen Digital indicate that KQ604 had just taken off from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) when it was hit by a bird strike.

According to the KQ website, the Embraer aircraft took off at 10:11am.

The bird strike is reported to have caused an engine glitch that forced the pilot to turn back to JKIA for repair.

The plane which was carrying an unknown number of passengers was expected to land in Mombasa at 10:56am.

No injuries were reported.

KQ is yet to release a statement on the incident only indicating that the flight would be delayed.

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