7 Injured As Kenya Airways Plane Veers Off Runway in Tanzania

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“We can now confirm that the total number of passengers who suffered injuries during the evacuation and had been transferred to hospital for further examination stands at seven,” said Kenya Airways Group Director, Titus Naikuni.

He added: “Kenya Airways regrets to inform the general public that we had a minor incident on landing into Dar es Salaam, Julius Nyerere Airport on an Embraer 190 aircraft registration 5YFFC performing flight KQ482 from Nairobi (Kenya) to Dar-es-salaam (Tanzania) with 49 passengers and 6 crew.”

It is thought heavy rain triggered off the unpleasant incident.

Naikuni said Kenya Airways “are cooperating fully with government investigative agencies in Tanzania and Kenya on this matter.”

The development raises fears about the safety standards of the airline.

The incident also evokes sad memories of the 2007 crash in which a Kenya Airways flight to Cameroon killed all 114 people on board.

The flight, headed from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, to Nairobi, Kenya, had made a planned stopover in Cameroon city before taking off in stormy weather.

It crashed into a mangrove swamp shortly afterward, a few minutes after midnight on May 5, 2007.

Naikuni today said the aircraft which veered off the runway had no fatalities.


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