Kenya Airways says their planes are not held together by duct-tape @KenyanTraffic

Kenya Airways says their planes are not held together by duct-tape @KenyanTraffic

Kenya Airways has explained a picture that has been shared on social media with one of their airline appearing to held together by a duct tape.

The national carrier has allayed fears among the online community, explaining that the tape on the plane, as depicted in the pictures, is professionally known as high-speed tape.

According to KQ it’s an aluminium pressure-sensitive tape used to do minor repairs on aircraft and racing cars and that it is used as a temporary repair material until a more permanent repair can be carried out.

“It has an appearance similar to duct tape, for which it is sometimes mistaken, but its adhesive is capable of sticking on an airplane fuselage or wing at high speeds, hence the name,” said KQ in a tweet.

“Rest assured that the safety of our passengers is our top priority,” KQ further explained.

The tape on the plane as depicted in the pictures – is professionally known as high-speed tape, an aluminium pressure-sensitive tape used to do minor repairs on aircraft and racing cars. It is used as a temporary repair material until a more permanent repair can be carried out>>
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Engineers and other aircraft experts widely regard speed tape as extremely safe when used properly.

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