KQ plane bursts tyres on landing in Nairobi from Entebbe

A Kenyan Airways vessel today burst its tyres as it landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya from Entebbe International Airport in Uganda.

Hundreds of passengers are stranded at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and some flights are delayed.

The flight KQ 415 burst its tyres as it landed at the airport, causing a temporary disruption of traffic flow for aeroplanes flying in and out of Nairobi.

Kenya airways management, in a statement, said no one was injured in the incident and that its engineers had moved on sight to rectify the slight error.

“Efforts were made to change the tyre and move the plane to allow other flights to land and take off,” it said.

“All guests have been disembarked from the aeroplane which is currently on the runway,” the authorities said.

Flight delays were experienced at the airport as the runway was temporarily closed.

Passengers from Kisumu and other airports in the country were forced to wait for the runway to be cleared.