11 April 2014

Kenya: 3 Injured in Tanzania Kq Plane Mishap

Nairobi — Three passengers were slightly injured during evacuation following a mishap involving a Kenya Airways plane in Tanzania.

The KQ482 Embraer 190 aircraft with was travelling from Nairobi to Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania with 49 passengers and six crew.

In a statement sent to newsrooms, Kenya Airways Managing Director Titus Naikuni said all passengers and crew were evacuated.

"The aircraft reportedly had a runway excursion in heavy rain. All passengers and crew were evacuated and we can confirm that three passengers suffered minor injuries during the evacuation and have been transferred to hospital for further observation."

He said a probe into the incident was underway.

"Kenya Airways wishes to confirm that we are cooperating fully with government investigative agencies in Tanzania and Kenya on this matter."

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