KQ Plane Abandoned in Ethiopia: For the past 31 years, KQ plane Boeing 707-315B has been collecting rust at the Addis Ababa – Bole Airport.
A photo of the plane seen on Nasonga website shows the aircraft in an irredeemable state.
And yes indeed, the plane can never be redeemed.
According to a report that appears on the Aviation Safety net database platform, the plane was abandoned at the airport after suffering damage beyond repair.
Apparently, the aircraft returned to Addis Ababa after its landing gear didn’t retract.
The brakes failed after touchdown and the Boeing overran the wet runway.
It had a total of 66 passengers at the time, bringing its total occupants to 76. KQ Plane Abandoned in Ethiopia.
Kenya Airways Ltd., more commonly known as Kenya Airways, is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. The company was founded in 1977, after the dissolution of East African Airways. Their head office is located in Embakasi, Nairobi, with its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The airline was owned by the Government of Kenya until April 1995, and it was privatized in 1996, becoming the first African flag carrier to successfully do so. Kenya Airways is currently a public-private partnership. The airline became a member of SkyTeam in June 2010 and is also a member of the African Airlines Association since 1977.