JKIA runway finally re-opened, flights resume
04 January 2015, 17:02
Nairobi - The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport's runway has finally been re-opened, close to six hours after it was closed following a crash-landing.
Passengers and airlines were the most affected by the delay occasioned by the crash-landing of a Fokker 50 plane which was arriving from Wajir with 6 passengers on board.
" JKIA Runway 6 has been cleared by Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and is
now open. Arrival and Departure flight operations have resumed," the Kenya Airports Authority said.
The Fokker 50 plane, landing at the airport from Wajir town in northern
Kenya apparently failed to engage its landing gear and belly landed at
the airport's runway.
No injuries were reported on the six persons who were on board.
accident though and blocking of the runway, however meant that many
flights would have to be moved elsewhere, with the Kenya Airports
Authority KAA sending flights to the Moi Mombasa International Airport.
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