Saturday, 5 May 2007

'Contact lost' with Kenya flight

From BBC NEWS, London

Kenya Airways says it has lost contact with a Boeing 737-800 airliner flying to Nairobi from Douala in Cameroon with 115 people on board.

The airline says the last message was received by the control tower in Douala immediately after take-off.

Flight KQ 507 left Douala at 2305 local time (0005 GMT) Friday and was due to arrive in Nairobi at 0315 GMT.

Kenya Airways says there were 106 passengers and nine crew. It has set up a crisis management centre in Embakasi.

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