Why Turkish plane made emergency landing at Moi Airport Mombasa
A Turkish Airline jet carrying 121 passengers and six crew members made an emergency landing at Moi International Airport Mombasa on Friday morning after one of its engines sucked a bird, police said.
Authorities said the plane developed a mechanical problem after a bird was sucked into one of the engines, forcing it to make a crisis landing.
No injuries were reported. The plane was checked by technicians and took off again.
Flight TK 673 was leaving Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa for Istanbul when the bird strike happened at around 4am.
The plane circled around Mombasa for an hour to empty its fuel tank before it landed.