Two KQ planes collide at JKIA during maintenance

KQ Planes Collision

Two Kenya Airways Embraer 190 aircrafts were involved in an accident on Friday night during a standard technical maintenance check at the hangar.

According to a statement from KQ, the incident caused movement of one of the aircraft hence the impact.

“Both planes were not in operations at this time therefore no passengers were involved. The airline can confirm that there are no injuries reported to any of its maintenance personnel following this incident.” The statement reads in part.

The two aircrafts involved in this incident got substantial damages and have since been withdrawn from service for full investigations.

During such incidences, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) and Kenya Airways Safety team are required by law to carry out full investigations and furnish a full report.

“This process is currently on going and once complete, repairs on the aircraft can commence.” KQ said in a statement.

Both planes were scheduled to return to service in the next few days hence no disruption to normal operations. Kenya Airways shall advise should there be any impact on our operations.

Last month, Ethiopian Airlines B-737-800 aircraft with registration number ET-ATV with flight number ET338 on 03 January 2019 on a regular scheduled service from Addis Ababa to Entebbe, Uganda, skidded off the runway by a few meters this morning at Entebbe international airport during landing.

Passengers and crew were safely deplaned and were taken to the terminal and cleared normally through the regular clearance process. There is no damage to the aircraft and it is being towed to the ramp.

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