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KQ plane to Kigali forced to turnback due to low visibility

A Kenya Airways flight on operation from Nairobi to Kigali, Rwanda was forced to make a turnback following low visibility.

The Sunday incident saw the pilots attempt two unsuccessful attempts to land before they were alerted by the crew to fly back to Nairobi.

“Kenya Airways PLC (KQ) confirms that on 17 December 2023 at approximately 07:45 hrs (East African Time), KQ 478, on a scheduled operation from Nairobi to Kigali, encountered low visibility and deteriorating weather on the normal approach to land at Kigali International Airport,” said Kenya Airways

Once again KQ confirmed that turnbacks are a normal procedure undertaken for the safety of the crew and passengers at large.

Air turnbacks are standard safety procedures. We sincerely apologise to our guests for the inconvenience and assure our customers that their safety and that of our crew is our highest priority,” they said

The statement follows that of Rwanda Air that confirmed expected delays due to the fog issue affecting Rwanda.

“Due to poor visibility as a result of heavy fog at Kigali International Airport, we are expecting flight delays to/from Kigali. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.” said Rwanda Air

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