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Kenya Airways explains tape on one of its planes

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Kenya Airways has explained the ‘duct tape’ on one of its planes whose picture has since gone viral on social media.

The aluminium tape
The aluminium tape

Through a statement on social media, Kenya’s national carrier has explained 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,” reads the statement on twitter.

“Rest assured that the safety of our passengers is our top priority.”

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