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KQ flight to Nairobi forced to turnaround after passenger fell ill

A Kenya Airways (KQ) to Nairobi from United Kingdom was on Monday evening forced to turnaround after a passenger on board fell ill.

Through a statement, KQ confirmed that that the plane had already left Heathrow Airport in London heading to JKIA Nairobi when it was forced to return to London for attend the medical emergency.

“Kenya Airways Plc confirms that on Monday, 9th October 2023, at around 13:56hrs KQ100 operating from London to Nairobi, had to turn back to London’s Heathrow Airport for a medical emergency after a passenger was taken ill,” said Kenya Airways as revealed by Standard Media

The statement further confirmed that the passenger was received by medical personnel for further treatment as the apologized for any inconveniences caused.

“The aircraft landed safely at 14:47hrs and was received by medical personnel. The passenger was taken to hospital to receive further medical attention.

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused. The safety of our crew and customers is our number one priority.” read the statement

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