It Was A Drill, KAA Clarifies JKIA Incident

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Kenya Airports Authority has provided an explanation over an aircraft incident reported at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

In a statement, KAA said it was only an emergency drill. The authority stated that it arranged the drill, which included a simulated incident of an aeroplane collapsing at the airport while flying above Nairobi, to improve airport emergency response skills and ensure the greatest degree of preparedness in the event of any unanticipated circumstances.

The primary goal of the exercise was to test and evaluate the airport’s emergency response processes, cooperation among multiple agencies, and general readiness of the airport’s workforce.

“KAA would like to assure the public that this incident was entirely simulated and did not pose any real danger to passengers,crew members,or airport operations,” read part of the statement.

The safety and security of all individuals involved were strictly prioritized throughout the exercise.

Mr. Alex Gitari, MD of Kenya Airports Authority, has expressed his satisfaction with successfully completing the emergency drill.

“Safety is our utmost priority at Kenya Airports Authority,, and conducting regular emergency drills is a crucial aspect of our commitment to ensuring the highest level of preparedness. I commend the efforts of all the personnel involved in this exercisefor their profess ionalism and dedication,” said MD Gitari.

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