'It was a drill,' KAA says after plane incident at JKIA
Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has said the “aircraft incident” reported at the
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi Wednesday morning was an emergency
said in a statement that the exercise involved a simulated incident of an
aircraft that crashed at the airport while overflying Nairobi to enhance emergency
primary objective of this exercise was to test and evaluate the efficiency and
effectiveness of the airport's emergency response procedures, coordination
among various agencies, and the overall readiness of the airport's personnel,”
the authority said.
11 am, some social media users raised questions on the situation at JKIA, describing
a smoke of cloud billowing above the airport.
said Rescue operations were underway after what they only described as an “aircraft
“An aircraft overflying Nairobi encountered an incident at JKIA this morning. Immediate rescue operations are underway, led by our dedicated emergency response teams. We are working closely with authorities as we prioritize the safety of all involved,” KAA said in a tweet at 12:06 pm.
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