Flight from Mumbai makes emergency landing in Nairobi


A Kenyan Airways flight from Mumbai carrying nearly 150 passengers besides crew made an emergency landing at Nairobi following rupture in a tyre in the main landing gear.

The flight KQ 205 had departed from Mumbai at 0635 hours.

After spotting pieces of tyre soon after takeoff, the Mumbai Air Traffic Control (ATC) centre informed the pilot about it, sources said.

There were around 150 passengers apart from crew members on the Boeing flight KQ 205.

At Nairobi airport, the pilot made an emergency landing, the sources said.

“On arriving in Nairobi, the flight commander first did a low pass to check the status, then landed on second time. It was a fabulous job on his part. All the passengers were safely deplaned,” sources said.

One of the tyres of the landing gear, was shredded at the time of landing, they added.

Kenyan Airways could not be immediately contacted.