Nairobi Flight Lands Safely After In-Flight Incident

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.

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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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