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Turkish Airways makes emergency landing in Kenya after bird strike

By Reuters | Published Fri, October 13th 2017 at 08:49, Updated October 13th 2017 at 10:25 GMT +3

NAIROBI, KENYA:  A Turkish Airlines jet carrying 121 passengers and six crew made an emergency landing in Kenya on Friday after one of its engines sucked in a bird, police said.

Flight TK 673 was leaving Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa for Istanbul when the bird strike happened at around 4 a.m. The plane circled around Mombasa for an hour to empty its fuel tank before it landed.

No one injured. The plane was checked by technicians and took off again.