Process to recover the wreckage of Fly Sax plane that crashed in Aberdares forest get underway

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH JUNE,2018-The  process  to  recover the FlySax plane wreckage in the Aberdares, has begun   as investigations continues to determine the cause of the  crash that occurred on  June 5 .

The plane was destined for Nairobi from Kitale and was re-routed over the Aberdares because of bad weather.

Kenyans and especially family members of Ten people on board the plane continue to ask what really went wrong on that fateful day.According to reports, pilot Barbara Wangeci was not familiar with the route begging questions whether operators at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) offered any assistance, and if it was timely.

The pilot was flying at 11,000ft when she turned towards the Aberdare ranges.

The plane crashed at the Elephant Hill, which towered over the plane at 12,815ft.

Investigators drawn from DCI Homicide, Aircraft Accident Investigation, Government Pathologist, Government Chemist, and Kenya Civil Aviation among others are expected at the scene on Monday.

The Kenya Pilots Airline Association has called for a “comprehensive technical investigation into the circumstances of this accident.”

The Association’s Chief Executive Officer Captain Murithi Nyagah says the probe should strictly follow the provisions laid out in the International Standards and Recommended Practices.

“It’s (the probe) objective should be to determine the accident’s contributing factors and make the necessary safety recommendations,” he asserted.

This comes  even as the bodies of those who lost their lives are set to l be released to their families for burial, starting  today (Monday  June 11 ). This  is after  they were all  successful identified last  Friday.

 

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