A Kenya Airways (KQ) plane was forced an air turnback after it was established that it had encountered a tyre debris.
Through a statement, Kenya Airways noted that the tyre debris was confirmed at 21:20 hrs before it was established that it was from KQ310 which had departed to Dubai.
“Upon further inspection, it was established by the KQ operations team that the tyre debris was from KQ 310, which had departed on a scheduled operation from Nairobi to Dubai,” read the statement.
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They continued by confirming that the crew were contacted to return to Nairobi for further technical attention and that the plane landed safely at 23:46 HRS without at incident.
“The KQ operations team contacted the crew and agreed on a precautionary air turn back to Nairobi for further technical attention.” said KQ
According to the airline, air turnbacks are standard safety procedures in aviation and that safety of passengers and their crew remains top priority.
“Air turn backs are standard safety procedures in aviation. We sincerely apologize to our guests for the inconvenience and assure our customers that their safety and that of our crew is our highest priority,” they said