Though no injury was recorded, however it was learnt that the two planes collided at the Kenyan airport during maintenance. Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Director-General, Gilbert Kibe who confirmed the incident disclosed that airport officials have opened investigation into the incident. He said;
“We will find out what went wrong and we will mitigate to ensure it does not happen again,” he said.
“Some flights will likely be cancelled. Every aeroplane has something that it’s doing every day. If two are not available, that will really mess up the schedule,”
“We hope that the flights will come back to normal as soon as possible,” added Captain Kibe.
Prior to the incident, the embattled airline which has been enmeshed in a long standing feud with pilots’ union, the Kenya Airline Pilots Association and a shift in top management, have been trying to win the trust of customers. Here are more photos from the scene of the incident below;
This is coming after a Ethiopian Airlines and Neo escaped a deadly collision course in Kenyan skies. Ethiopian passenger jet and the Italian Neos SpA leisure plane were reported to have avoided mid-air collision after the Ethiopian Airlines pilot climbed 1000 feet to skip a possible collision between the two aircraft, all flying the same converging path.