Probe into FlySAX 5Y-CAC Crash Begins


Investigation into what transpired, leading to the crash of the FlySAX, 5Y-CAC will officially begin today, Monday 11th June.

Emergency responders at the scene of FlySax 5Y-CAC crash. Photo: Courtesy

The Cessna Caravan 208b, heading to JKIA from Kitale, crashed into Elephant Hill of the Aberdare ranges at around 5pm on 5th June.

The aircraft’s pilot, Barbara Wangeci, received air-control instructions to reroute to JKIA airport because of bad weather.

At the time of crash FlySAX 5Y-CAC was flying at 11,000ft while Elephant Hill peaks at 12,815ft. reports also indicate that Barabara was unfamiliar with the route she was diverted to.

Events surrounding the crash point to weather and human error as contributing factors. Investigating officers will be looking to determine whether the error was on the side of air traffic control, flight crew or maintenance.

Officers tasked with the probe are drawn from Kenya Civil Aviation, Aircraft Accident Investigation, DCI Homicide, Government Pathologist and Chemist.

Bodies of the all deceased passengers and crews were positively identified by families on Friday and will be released for burial from today.


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