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Why FlySax plane changed route - 9 months ago, 22 June 12:09

Elvis Ondieki

Owners of FlySax, the airline whose plane crashed in the Aberdares killing 10 people, are the ones who made a route change before the tragedy befell its crew and passengers, the Transport ministry says.

The ministry has dismissed reports that airport officials in Nairobi had told the crew to use an unfamiliar route over the dense forest in Nyandarua County.

Mr Gilbert Kibe, the director-general of the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, on Thursday said the diversion made by FlySax on June 5 was for convenience.

“Because that flight had been delayed, there were some passengers that were making a connecting flight at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport,” Mr Kibe told journalists in Nairobi.

“So, the company called the crew and told them to route via JKIA, drop the three passengers first then proceed to Wilson Airport so that those passengers could not miss their connecting flight. That is why there was ...
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