Nairobi Flight Lands Safely After In-Flight Incident

29th Dec 2000

London: Friday December 29: British Airways confirmed today that a Boeing 747-400, operating as flight BA2069, from London Gatwick to Nairobi, has been involved in an incident en route.

The airline said that it appears a male passenger entered the flight deck and attempted to seize the flight controls.

The flight crew struggled with the passenger during which the auto-pilot became disengaged.

A number of passengers are believed to have suffered relatively minor injuries as the aircraft made sudden manoeuvres during the struggle.

The passenger who entered the flight deck was restrained.


The aircraft was carrying 379 passengers, three flight crew and 16 cabin crew. It landed at Nairobi at 0710 GMT.

Emergency services are in attendance as a precaution.

British Airways’ staff stationed at Nairobi are also in attendance to cater for the needs of passengers.

No further details are available at present (08:45 gmt).



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