KQ plane forced to turn around in Johannesburg over 'stowaway'

A Kenya Airways Boeing aircraft arriving at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on October 25, 2013. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The maintenance engineer was allegedly discovered after the plane landed on the runway.

  • “He’s here and conscious!” The Aviation Herald quoted the crew as saying.

  • Kenya Airways, however, did not confirm the claims of the ‘stowaway’ only stating that: “….we had an air-turn back due to operational reasons, however the same flight left Johannesburg at 1335hrs.”

A Kenya Airways Boeing 787 was forced to return to Johannesburg on Tuesday over an alleged ‘stowaway’, an aviation industry monitor has reported.

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