Africa: Passenger raises bomb scare alarm on Kenya Airways flight
Passengers onboard a Kenya Airways flight, KQ 762, has raised an alarm over a possible bomb threat on the East Africa carrier.
According to a press release signed by the airlines’ Head of Communication and Public Affairs, Dennis Kashero, the unfortunate incident was reported on the aircraft which was departing from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for OR-Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.
He said the passenger has since been taken into police custody adding that all other passengers and crew were disembarked for security re-screening and the aircraft is undergoing extensive security checks.
He said: “At Kenya Airways, one of our core values is the safety of our passengers and this is a necessary precautionary exercise. We work closely with the relevant law enforcement agencies, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and the Kenya Airports to counter any security threats to our passengers and the country.”
He added that the flight was immediately cleared for take-off after undergoing the security checks
He said further updates on the incident will be made available as soon as they unfolds.