Fernando Alonso has emerged unhurt from an incident on Sunday aboard a private plane in Kenya, according to reports.

Fernando Alonso has emerged unhurt from an incident on Sunday aboard a private plane in Kenya, according to reports.

Citing the information of the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, the website of Spain's sports publication Diario AS said a wing was damaged when the plane, also carrying the Renault driver's wife Raquel and members of her family, took off early on Sunday evening.

Alonso, 27, was attempting to return to Spain after visiting northern Kenya where his team boss, Flavio Briatore, owns the luxury resort Lion In The Sun.

A Renault spokesperson confirmed the incident that occurred at the Malindi airport, insisting that no-one was hurt.

AS said the plane's right wing struck a building, causing the pilot to momentarily lose control. It is said that a female pilot was in a state of minor shock.

The party, including Raquel's sister and her partner, subsequently organised to return to Spain on another private flight.

 

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Alonso unhurt in Kenyan plane incident