Condor 767 hit by bird at Moi International Airport

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed May 1, 2018 16:23

Condor 767 hit by bird at Moi International Airport

A 767 aircraft belonging to German leisure airline Condor failed to take off at the Moi International Airport Mombasa after a bird struck one of its engines. A statement from Johannes Winter, the Head of Communications at Condor said that a bird hit the left engine of the Boeing 767 shortly before take-off adding that the captain applied brakes and brought the aircraft to a complete stop. On board were 230 passengers and 10 crew members traveling to Zanzibar. All passengers were later taken to a hotel in Nyali where they spent the night, and a replacement aircraft carried passengers to Frankfurt. The Moi International Airport runway was closed for 25 minutes after the incident, which did not affect other operations at the facility.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed May 1, 2018 16:23