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Kenya Civil Aviation Authority launches investigation over air accidents

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In Summary
In the last three weeks, a total of four aircraft accidents have occurred in the Kenyan airspace, killing one person.
Two of the aircraft, a Bell206 and Augusta A139, belonged to the police while the two other belonged to Ninety Nine Flying Club and a private civilian.
KCAA said the accidents involving the two civil aircraft were being investigated by the Air Accident Investigation Department (AAID) of the Ministry of Transport.
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Kenya Civil Aviation Authority raises concern over rise in air accidents
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15 2016
The wreckage of the helicopter that crash-landed at National Youth Service engineering institute, near Mathare, on September 8, 2016. PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI | NATION MEDIA GROUP
By ANGIRA ZADOCK
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The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has raised concern about the rising cases of aircraft accidents, saying it is looking into ways to reduce them.
In the past three weeks, four aircraft have crashed in the Kenyan airspace, killing one person.
Two of the aircraft, a Bell 206 and an Augusta A139, both helicopters, belonged to the police, one was owned by Ninety Nine Flying Club, based at Wilson Airport, and the other was private civilian plane.
“The outcome of the accident investigations will greatly assist in mitigation measures that will be shared with all operators and flying crew,” the KCAA said.
The KCAA said the accidents involving the two civilian aircraft were being investigated by the Air Accident Investigation Department of the Ministry of Transport.
However, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery will gazette a commission to investigate the police chopper crashes.

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