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Normal operations to resume at Kisumu Airport after KQ plane suffers bird strike

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Kenya Airways had earlier confirmed that all passengers aboard flight KQ 670 were safe after the plane suffered a bird strike while landing at the airport around 6.36 pm on Thursday.

Normal operations are set to resume at Kisumu International Airport following an incident on Thursday night, where a Kenya Airways aircraft became immobilised at the end of the runway.

Kenya Airports Authority in a statement said its ground emergency teams responded swiftly and efficiently to manage the situation and a notice will be issued for normal operations to resume.

"Safe operational distances on the runway have now been declared, and a Notice To All Airmen (NoTAM) will be published by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) to facilitate the resumption of normal operations at the airport," reads the statement.

The authority issued an apology for any inconvenience caused by the incident while expressing gratitude for the patience and understanding of everyone affected.

KAA emphasised that the safety and security of all passengers and airport users remain its utmost priority.

Kenya Airways had earlier confirmed that all passengers aboard flight KQ 670 were safe after the plane suffered a bird strike while landing at the airport around 6.36 pm on Thursday.

The statement dispatched by the corporate communications office stated that the incident resulted in the aircraft being temporarily stuck on the runway.

"The aircraft landed safely in Kisumu, however, it was not able to exit the runway fully as the bird strike affected the aircraft steering components," the statement read.

In addition to that, Kenya Airways said that passengers on affected flights will be provided with updated travel information and assistance as needed.

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