Nflippa From Kenya, joined Sep 2001, 15 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4594 times:
Today KQ 480, 5Y-KQK a B732 from NBO to DAR had to return to NBO airport few minutes after take-off, as there were "engine related" problems. Engineers took 2 hours to fix it, while pax were requested to wait inside the airport.
Later on the pilot described the problem to be related to the aircondition. Strange twist of events, as they had fire services on standby during landing. And during the repair process, they tested the engines at high levels on the ground (pretty noisy).
Why would they say there are problems with the aircon, while they obviously worked on the engines. A common lie, to make pax feel at ease??
The plane looks like a junk, and even after the second take-off, there was a smell of burning plastic in the cabin.
Unpleasant experience with Kenya Airways, usually they come across as very reliable.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12905 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4439 times:
Not necessarily a lie, because the power for the air conditioning is bled from the engines; thus, it could be an engine fault that caused the air conditioning problem. Perhaps the a/c packs were malfunctioning - perhaps someone can give a more technical response, but I don't think KQ was lying!