Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Kenya after bird strike


Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Kenya after bird strike
A Turkish Airlines plane is seen at Erbil International Airport, Iraq September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

A Turkish Airlines jet carrying 121 passengers and six crew made an emergency landing in Kenya on Friday after one of its engines sucked in a bird, police said.

Flight TK 673 was leaving Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa for Istanbul when the bird strike happened at around 4 a.m. The plane circled around Mombasa for an hour to empty its fuel tank before it landed.

No one injured. The plane was checked by technicians and took off again.

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