An airplane has been caught in mud for 2 days at Takaba airstrip in Kenya, after skidding off the airport’s runway throughout takeoff.
The airplane owned by Radufu Air had dropped off passengers at Takaba airstrip on Sunday night and was sure for Mandera when it skidded off the runway.
30 passengers on board the airplane have been evacuated as effort to drag it out of the mud was futile.
The incident has been blamed on the poorly maintained airstrip. Mandera West deputy county commissioner Kipkoech Labatt who confirmed the incident, stated there are plans to usher in a tractor to drag out the jet after earlier efforts of utilizing a police automotive failed.
“All the passengers are safe and they will fly to Mandera once the plane is pulled out of the mud,” he stated.