The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has issued new tough measures aimed at reducing the rising cases of people hanging on choppers.
The press has learnt that helicopter pilots and aircraft operators will now be held personally responsible for any breach of aviation rules. KCAA director Gilbert Kibe has said that the authority will cancel the licences of pilots who allow people to hang on the helicopters they are flying.
“Members of the public have been seen approaching aircraft as they land or take off, unaware of the dangers they expose themselves to,” stated Kibe. Cases of people hanging on choppers has spiked in past few months after the first case was reported in Bungoma in 2016.
Wanjala who complained of severe pains in his pelvic was set free after good samaritans paid the 30,000 shillings cash bail.
Kibe is worried that casualties might be reported is now that we are nearing the campaign season which choppers will be used more. The authority also issued the safety measures that pilots will be needed to follow before landing or taking off to ensure flight and security safety.
can also report that KCAA chairman, Samuel Poghisio, has warned people from pulling the stunt saying that the move doesn’t make anyone a hero. The new measures will take effect immediately.
Watch man hang on a chopper below: