INCIDENT | Kenya Airways B737 flight KQ 606 suffers cabin pressurization failure

Kenya Airways (KQ) flight KQ 606 suffered low cabin pressure during a routine flight from Nairobi (NBO) to Mombasa (MBA). 

In a statement, Kenya Airways confirmed that the incident occurred on January 12, 2023, at around 14:40 hours, about 25 minutes after take-off. 

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‘Our crew immediately declared pressurization failure emergency through air traffic control and descended to a safe altitude of 10,000 feet after briefing the passengers,’ said KQ in the statement. 

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According to the statement, passenger oxygen masks were deployed during the aircraft’s descent for the safety of KQ’s passengers. 

The flight was operated on a Boeing 737-800, registered 5Y-KYD according to flightradar24 data. The flight departed from Nairobi at 14:15 hours and landed in Mombasa at 14:58 hours. 

The aircraft landed safely in Mombasa, with no casualties or injuries recorded. 

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