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Kenya Airways Releases Statement on Aircraft Collision in Nairobi

Kenya Airways has released an official statement following an airport accident involving two of its aircraft at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Friday.

The statement read "Kenya Airways would like to confirm an incident involving two of its aircraft Embraer 190 on Friday night, 8th February 2019. The incident occurred during a standard technical engine maintenance check at the hangar that 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 The two aircraft involved in this incident got substantial damage and have since been withdrawn from service for full investigations.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.

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."

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