Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Kenya, was almost completely shut down on Monday due to an aborted takeoff by a Singapore Airlines (SIA) cargo plane that congested the airport’s single runway.

The situation lasted for more than eight hours. When the Amsterdam-bound Boeing 747-400 freighter was due to take off at around 8.10 a.m. local time (1.10 p.m. Singapore time), it suffered a technical problem with one of its engines.

SIA Cargo plane bird strike at Kenya

However, some tires deflated as the aircraft, Flight SQ7343, stopped on the runway. According to an SIA representative in answer to questions from reporters. Despite the crew’s success in stopping the aircraft before it took off.

The representative apologized for the inconvenience and stated that more research was being done.


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