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KQ plane in emergency landing at Nairobi airport

Friday January 21 2011

A Kenya Airways plane made an emergency landing at Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi on Friday after losing a tyre on air from Harare airport.

The Boeing 737-300 KQD plane, carrying 96 passengers and seven crew landed safely in Nairobi as scheduled at 4.09 local Kenyan time, with emergency response unit at the airport at hand to deal with any eventuality.

"The passengers and the crew disembarked the aircraft safely without any reported injuries and were debriefed and counselled according to KQ safety and customer service procedure," a statement by KQ managing director Titus Naikuni said.

Mr Naikuni said the airline is investigating the incident, in conjunction with the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority.

He apologised to the passengers who were aboard the flight KQ 701, and thanked them for their calm and understanding.

"Kenya Airways would like to thank all the passengers aboard this flight for their calm and understanding and all its customers for their continued support."