Kenya Airways Cancels Jo’burg Flight Following Aircraft Damage

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A Boeing 737-800 aircraft belonging to Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways was damaged in an incident with an airport tow truck at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.

Part of the fuselage and engine of the aircraft expected to operate Flight 764 to Johannesburg was damaged during push back of the aircraft.

No injuries were reported but the flight was canceled and all guests accommodated on other flights.

In a statement, the carrier reiterates its “commitment to the safety of its guests and employees and the integrity of its operations” and has launched investigations into the incident.

Kenya Airways is in the process of implementing Operation Pride, a turn-around strategy to return it back to profitability after posting a Kshs26.2 billion loss for the financial year ended March 2016 under the leadership of Polish Sebastian Mikosz its new Group Managing Director and Chief Executive and Board Chairman Michael Joseph.

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