RwandAir plane still stuck in Nairobi

RwandAir’s Bombardier CRJ 200 is still grounded in Kenya’s capital Nairobi following last week’s bird strike shortly after takeoff at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The plane, which operates flight No WB 108 on the Nairobi-Kigali route, made a safe routine pre-cautionary landing back at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after experiencing the problem.
RwandAir’s newly acquired CRJ 200s.
RwandAir’s newly acquired CRJ 200s.

RwandAir’s Bombardier CRJ 200 is still grounded in Kenya’s capital Nairobi following last week’s bird strike shortly after takeoff at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

The plane, which operates flight No WB 108 on the Nairobi-Kigali route, made a safe routine pre-cautionary landing back at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after experiencing the problem.

RwandAir’s, Marketing, Public Relations and Events Management Executive, Jackie Tumuhairwe told Business Times that their engineers are working on the aircraft and hopefully by the end of this week the problem will be resolved. 

According to a statement released by the national carrier, all passengers were safely disembarked and booked on partner airlines’ flights without any delays. 

Due to this schedule affecting incident, the national carrier immediately amended flights which were affected by the incident.

“Affected flights were, WB205 KGL EBB 10:45 12:25, WB206 EBB KGL 12:55 12:35, WB109 KGL BJM 13:00 13:25, WB110 BJM KGL 14:00 14:25, WB113 KGL JNB 15:00 18:50 and WB112 JNB KGL 19:30 13:20,” a statement said.

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