Passengers disembark from a Turkish Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Moi International Airport in Mombasa on Friday morning. PHOTO | COURTESYPassengers disembark from a Turkish Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Moi International Airport in Mombasa on Friday morning. PHOTO | COURTESY
By HILARY KIMUYU

A Turkish Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Moi International Airport in Mombasa on Friday morning after developing a mechanical problem.

Coast regional police boss Larry Kieng said the plane that was heading to Istanbul landed safely.

The airline had spent more than two hours hovering in the air after it hit a bird which forced it to land, an employee at the airport told Nairobi News.

Turkish Airlines operations manager Mohamed Said, said all the passengers were evacuated safely and taken to Whitesands Resort and will stay there until further notice.

“They will stay at the hotel until we get another plane. We will cater for all costs,” he said.