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Kenya Airways plane take off aborted after Bomb scare at JKIA

KQ had been alerted of a potential bomb threat

Kenya Airways on Wednesday responded to a bomb scare incident at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) that involved one of its planes.

In a statement issued, the aviation company stated that they had been notified of a potential bomb threat on one of the flights that was set to depart for South Africa.

Kenya Airways statement over a bomb scare at JKIA
Kenya Airways statement over a bomb scare at JKIA

It was reported that the passenger who raised the false alarm, had been apprehended and taken into police custody.

The rest of the passengers aboard the flight KQ 762 were however taken back for re-screening, as the plane was subjected to extensive security checks.

Turkish airlines flight bomb scare

In 2017, a Turkish airlines plane making its trip from Kenya’s capital Nairobi to Egypt, was forced to make an emergency landing in Khartoum, Sudan over a bomb scare.

A Turkish Airlines plane lands at JKIA, Nairobi (Nation)
A Turkish Airlines plane lands at JKIA, Nairobi (Nation)

Sudanese civil aviation authority spokesman Abdul Hafiz Abdul Rahim had remarked that the flight was allowed to make the landing and the 107 passengers on board evacuated as the authorities searched the plane for the device.

He added that the Sudanese authorities had questioned a British passenger who had made the claim, in the presence of a representative from the UK embassy in the country.

[source: https://www.pulselive.co.ke/news/kenya-airways-issue-statement-after-bomb-scare-at-jkia/khk0cjt]

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