Fly 540 plane makes emergency landing in Turkana after engine fails

Fly 540 plane makes emergency landing at Kapese Airstrip, Turkana South, after developing mechanical problems on Friday morning; no injuries reported.

A Fly 540 airplane has made an emergency landing at Kapese Airstrip in Turkana South after developing mechanical problems.

The aircraft had just departed from the airstrip at 9:45am on Friday when one engine failed.

The pilot was forced to turn back just 5 minutes into the flight citing “mechanical issues.”

All the 49 passengers and 5 crew members aboard the flight disembarked safely.

There were no injuries reported.

The Fly 540 flight 5Y - CGH was enroute to Wilson Airport in Nairobi from Lodwar.

The airline said in a press release that the incident would cause delays in their flight schedule over the next few days.

Fly 540 statement on the incident.