Rwandair Aircraft Incident Reported At Kigali Airport

ed geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The national carrier said in a statement seen by Chimpreports on Monday that passengers were not hurt during the violent landing.

“RwandAir the national carrier would like to officially inform the public that aircraft WB 301 from Dubai run off the run way at 10:26 am local time. Weather at the time was severe with heavy winds and rain,” the statement reads in part.

“All passengers and crew were normally disembarked and the aircraft has since been pulled to the hangar for checkup and is being prepared for the next flight. Airport operations have since resumed normally.”

RwandAir further noted that it is operations faced a “slight disruption but as of now situation is back to normal.”

According to information on its website, RwandAir, which operates “from Kigali as its hub in the heart of Africa, is the fastest growing airline on the African continent.”


RwandAir serves all the East African capitals and many regional cities such as Nairobi, Entebbe, Mombasa, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Mwanza with daily flights.

The airline also serves Johannesburg, Dubai, Lagos, Libreville and Brazzaville and other cities.

The carrier says all its aircraft types comply with a life-limited maintenance program for certain components installed whereby, the components as specified by the aircraft manufacturer have to be removed and replaced after a specified number of operating hours or calendar days whichever comes first even though the components have not failed.

It also strictly abides by the Airworthiness Directives (ADs) and Service Bulletins (SBs) issued frequently by the relevant Civil Aviation Authorities (RCAA, FAA, EASA, Transport Canada) and manufacturers of the aircraft in this case Boeing and Bombardier.

“The ADs and SBs comes in the form of inspections of aircraft components or systems, replacement of components, modifications etc.”

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