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Kenya Airways cancels South Africa flight due to apron accident

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 International Airport.

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.

 

             

 

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