Kenya’s main airport- the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) that serves as the hub of the East African region has been closed indefinitely affecting dozens of flights scheduled for landing and take-off.

JKIA was thrown into trouble when an Egypt Air flight that was landing at 3am Kenyan time overshot the runway and got stuck midway in mud.

Efforts to remove the plane are on-going with experts teeming the scene to support rescue services.

The plane had 126 passengers and 17 crew members when the accident happened.

JKIA CID officer Joseph Ngisa said all passengers were safely evacuated.

Kenya Airways has issued a statement warning its passengers and customers of the challenges.