Plane makes emergency landing in Mombasa after bird disruption

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BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,29TH MAY 2018-A plane has made  an emergency  landing in Mombasa Tuesday morning  after it was struck by birds.The plane  belonging to German leisure airline Condor  landed at Moi International Airport.

Coast regional police boss Noah Mwivanda  has confirmed the incident  saying before the emergency landing 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.

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.

Some of the plane’s crew members leave Moi International Airport after safe evacuation./COURTESY

WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE has established that  passengers who all were safe after the incident have gone back to  their hotels in Nyali.

It is not clear whether the affected tourists will continue with their journey to their destination but we have learnt that they may  plan to take another plane again tomorrow.

Tourists leave Moi International Airport after safe evacuation from the Condor flight-COURTESY .

According to Moi International Airport management  the plane was on transit from Frankfurt, Germany.

“It was picking some passengers here in Mombasa before taking off to Zanzibar,”  said the facility’s manager Walter Agong said

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