Turkish Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Kenya’s Moi International Airport in the coastal city of Mombasa after developing a mechanical problem in mid-air early Friday.
Regional Police Commander Larry Kieng confirmed that the incident occurred after Flight TK 673 from Mombasa to Istanbul had taken off at about 4 a.m. local time (0100GMT) with 121 passengers and six crew members on board
Kieng said all passengers were safe and had been evacuated.
A source told Xinhua on the condition of anonymity that the engine of the plane failed after an encounter with a bird.
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