Fly540 emergency landing in Turkana photos. PHOTO | BMS
Fly540 plane. PHOTO | BMS

A foreign object knocked the engine of fly540. The Engines failed and forced to land in an openn field in Turkana.

A Fly 540 passenger plane en route to Wilson Airport in Nairobi made an emergency landing just five minutes after takeoff from Kapese Airstrip in Turkana South Sub-County on Friday morning. 

The 5Y-CGH plane with 49 passengers and five crew members is said to have landed safely in an open field.

"All the crew members and passengers are confirmed safe after the incident," Turkana County Police Commander Samuel Ndanyi said.

He noted that all the passengers have been evacuated and arrangements were being made to have another airplane fly them to Nairobi.

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