8 November 2017

Kenya: Why Arrival of This KQ Flight to Heathrow Was Covered Live on BBC

Photo: Nairobi News
Screen grab from BBC.

Thousands of internet users in the UK tracked a Kenya Airways (KQ) flight after it emerged that a minister who has been hit by a scandal was aboard.

The arrival of flight number KQ 100 at Heathrow airport was covered live on major TV channels.

International development secretary Priti Patel is expected to be fired by British Prime Minister Theresa May upon landing.

According to Guardian, Patel's trip in Africa was cut short when she admitted two more previously undisclosed meetings with Israeli politicians, and raised the possibility of Britain diverting aid to the Israeli army.

There are also reports that she also breached protocol by visiting the Golan Heights.

Golan Heights is an area seized from Syria in 1967 despite diplomatic protocol saying British officials do not travel there.

She also did not inform the Foreign Office of her visits to Israel in advance as protocol demands.

She left Nairobi aboard KQ 100 on Wednesday for the eight-hour flight.

More than 22,000 users tracked the flight on flightradar24.com.

More than 22,000 users are currently tracking flight #KQ100 en route to London.

According to media #PritiPatel is on board this flight.https://t.co/3GXUkQw0e3 pic.twitter.com/8uzL9usnRc

- Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) November 8, 2017

TVs also deployed choppers and tracked her limo as it snaked through the busy London streets.

Like a scene from Rat Race, the BBC helicopter is now flying after Priti Patel's car as it goes from Heathrow to Downing Street pic.twitter.com/ErG7bo0FAi

- Julia Macfarlane (@juliamacfarlane) November 8, 2017

I d just like to say, no one can really be sure if this is Priti Patel's plane - paging Ianucci pic.twitter.com/GNHDDgj0mI

- Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) November 8, 2017


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