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Skyward Express makes emergency landing in Kenya

Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 19, 2020
A Skyward Express flight with 50 passengers on board is reported to have forced an emergency after it developed mechanical problems yesterday.
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Reports indicate that the Mombasa bound flight developed mechanical problems shortly after taking off from Manda Airport in Lamu, Kenya.

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The pilot was then forced to turn around and make an emergency landing after strange noises were heard, with a lot of smoke being emitted from the plane’s side.

The passengers have been reported to have been evacuated safely from the plane, hence no casualties or serious injuries.

“Around 11am today we were on air when we heard strange noises coming from the engine, we also saw a lot of smoke on the right side, everyone was very scared,” a passenger said.

It has also been established that the flight had been delayed for about one hour before taking off, although the reasons surrounding it were not made clear.