No, there was no emergency landing at JKIA; rather, it was a drill.
The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) confirmed that the incident at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) was a simulated incident involving an aircraft that crashed at the airport as part of KAA’s efforts to improve airport emergency response capabilities.
A plane makes an emergency landing at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), and rescue and evacuation efforts are ongoing, according to KAA.
The iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has fact-checked this content and established that it is False.
To arrive to this conclusion, the iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has conducted the following process. We called the Authority on May 31, 2023, and they confirmed that the incident was an exercise and that all participants in the simulation were safe.
The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) also confirmed in a statement on Wednesday, that the incident involving an aircraft overflying Nairobi and making an emergency landing at JKIA was a drill organized as part of the authority’s ongoing commitment to enhancing airport emergency response capabilities and ensuring the highest level of preparedness in the event of any unforeseen events.