Investigators Say Kenyan Pilot Took Off Despite Weather Warnings | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 08.29.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.29.14 **
** Airborne 08.27.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.27.14 **
** Airborne 08.25.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.25.14 **

Thu, May 17, 2007

Investigators Say Kenyan Pilot Took Off Despite Weather Warnings

"Too Soon" To Speculate What Contributed To Accident

Ignatius Sama Juma, head of Cameroon's Civil Aviation Authority, said the pilot of Kenya Airways Flight 507 took off despite warnings from the Douala control tower that the weather could turn dangerous.

"Certainly, there was a storm problem," Juma told The Nairobi Nation newspaper. He said an investigation has been launched to determine if human error or a technical fault contributed to the crash, which killed all 115 people on board.

As ANN reported, Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507 was bound for Nairobi and went missing May 5, shortly after takeoff from Douala in Cameroon.

The Boeing 737-800 was carrying 106 passengers, eight crew members and a flight engineer. Kenya Airways CEO Titus Naikuni had said the plane took off an hour late because of rain. Douala airport officials confirmed thunderstorms at the time, but said that was unlikely to have been the sole cause of the accident.

"There was a thunderstorm, but there were other planes that left after (the Kenya Airways flight to Nairobi) that had no problems," said Sobatam, the Douala meteorology chief.

Michael Okwiri, Kenya Airways corporate communications manager, said it was too early for speculation as to the exact cause of the crash.

"We have heard quite a bit of speculative information. We should wait for the investigations into the cause of accident," he said.

FMI: www.kenya-airways.com, www.kcaa.or.ke

Advertisement

More News

Classic Aero-TV: 26,000 Pounds of Heli-Beast -- The Cold War Air Museum’s Mi-24

Ugly To Many, But Incredibly Beautiful To Hard-Core Helo Fans ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Jim Campbell visited the Cold War Air Museum's Mi-24 Russian helicopter at HAI a little o>[...]

Airborne 08.29.14: Google Drone!, Cessna's 10,000th, Bearhawk LODA

Also: Big Boeing Order, Napa Tower Quaked, Landsberg Retires, Galileo Falters Breaking News! Google has unveiled an exciting new UAV project, called Project Wing, which has been un>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.01.14)

“We are delighted that construction of a world-class aerospace assembly facility is underway in Lafayette and that skilled Louisiana workers will be producing the standard-be>[...]

Annual Oshkosh 2014 'Best/Worst Of' Award Selection Invites YOUR Participation!

YOU Can Contribute To The Annual List Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the ANN and Aero-TV! E-I-C Note: We're going to start naming names and dropping details THIS week--- t>[...]

Klyde Morris (09.01.14)

Klyde Drones On... and On... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC