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Nairobi Airport just reopened after emergency

Nairobi Airport just reopened after emergency

British Airways flight BA 65 from London to Nairobi ended in Entebbe today. The bodged landing of an incoming aircraft from Somalia with just handful of passengers on board, at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, earlier in the afternoon prompted a closure of Kenya’s main aviation hub and flight diversions of incoming services to alternate airports in the region. No flights were allowed to leave Nairobi either as a result.



The aircraft involved in the incident was a Beech 1900 registered in Kenya as 5Y-BSI, reportedly operated by Reliance Charters, MSN UC172 and first flown in October 1991. Added information sources suggest that the owner may be the SPLA of South Sudan.

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