FlySax resumes Kitale flights after crash - 8 months ago, 21 June 13:01

By: Charles Ouko

Fly SAX airline flights to Kitale resumed today after a sixteen-day hiatus, following the tragic air crash on June 5 that claimed 10 lives.

Scores of passengers took the resumption flight from Wilson Airport and the return flight from Kitale airport, Trans-Nzoia Country, in a vote of confidence for the airline, a subsidiary of Fly540.

Deploying a larger, twin-engine DASH 100 Bombardier aircraft to service the route, the flight took off from Wilson at 06:55hours and touched down 55 minutes later in Kitale.

On the flight deck were pilots Capt Akshai Patel, 28, and Capt Frederick Mbisa, 35, with Judy Mwatha, 28, manning the cabin operations.

The 12-seater Cessna Caravan that crashed over the Aberdares was under the command of Barbara Kamau, 28, whom Patel said he knew well as they had flown the route several times together, among other Kenyan destinations.

“We continue to do what they would undoubtedly have liked us do, ...
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