Lonely Planet Writer

Crash landing at Nairobi airport causes flight delays

Passenger prepare to embark at  Jomo Kenyetta International Airport in Nairobi.
Jomo Kenyetta International Airport, Nairobi. Image by Alexander Johmann / CC BY-SA 2.0

A Fokker 50 turboprop plane had to touch down on its belly at Jomo Kenyetta International Airport in Nairobi after the landing gear failed on Sunday. There were six people aboard and no injuries were reported. The aiport, Kenya’s largest, had to suspend incoming flights and redirect them to Mombasa. Late Sunday authorities said the crash had been cleared and the runway had been reopened. Read more: bbc.co.uk