NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya Airways confirmed Monday it cancelled a
flight to South Africa’s Johannesburg on Sunday night after the
aircraft was involved in an accident at the Jomo Kenyatta
The national carrier said in a
statement the accident occurred during a push back of the aircraft,
a B-737-800 which has a capacity of about 145 passengers.
"The incident involving an airport tow truck happened during push
back of the aircraft from the bay damaging part of its fuselage and
engine," the airline said.
The carrier which operates several frequencies in Africa
confirmed that there were no injuries. Flight KQ 764 which was later
cancelled to allow for further investigations and all guests were
accommodated on other flights.
"Kenya Airways remains committed to the safety of its guests and
employees and to the integrity of its operations as it aims to bring
the world to Africa and Africa to the world," it said.