A Kenya Airways Boeing 737-8AL at OR Tambo International Airport (JNB / FAJS). This aircraft crashed in Cameroon on 5 May 2007. PHOTO/COURTESY
By TECH CORRESPONDENT
A Kenya Airways’ plane was last night damaged in an accident at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
The airline in a statement said the aircraft, a B-737-800 was expected to operate flight KQ764 to Johannesburg, South Africa.
“The incident involving an airport tow truck happened during push back of the aircraft from the bay damaging part of its fuselage and engine,” the statement said in part.
The national carrier confirm that there were no injuries and flight KQ 764 was later cancelled to allow for further investigations and all guests were accommodated on other flights.
“Kenya Airways remains committed to the safety of its guests and employees and to the integrity of its operations as it aims to bring the World to Africa and Africa to the World,” the airline added.
On 5 May 2007, Kenya Airways Flight 507 a Boeing 737-800 crashed immediately after takeoff from Douala International Airport in Cameroon.
At least 105 passengers perished in the accident. The passengers on board were citizens of 26 different countries, most of them from Cameroon; while nine of the occupants were Kenyans.
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