Low Cost Carrier Fly 540 has announced flight delays after one of their aircrafts made an emergency landing on February 28, 2020 at 9.45 am.
The aircraft registered 5Y-CGH made an emergency landing at Kapese Airstrip in Turkana South after developing mechanical problems.
“At 9.45 am, FLY 540s DASH8 300 aircraft had a suspected foreign object strike which led to engine failure,” the airline said in a statement.
The statement further read that the Captain then declared an emergency and landed safely. There were no injuries as all the 49 passengers and 5 crew members on the flight disembarked safely.
The airline further stated that the incident will therefore lead to delays in scheduled flights and asked their passengers to be patient as the matter is resolved.
The aircraft was on its way to Wilson Airport, Nairobi from Lodwar when the incident happened.