Saturday, May 29, 2010


Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka had to change flights on Wednesday after a military aircraft he was travelling in developed mechanical problems. The VP and his entourage had been airborne for about 30 minutes when their Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft was reported to have problems, forcing the pilot to fly back to Wilson Airport, where he had taken off at 1pm.

On Wednesday, Mr Musyoka, who was accompanied by MP Mohammed Affey, later left the country at 5.30pm through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport aboard a Kenya Airways aeroplane for the Inauguration of Sudanese President, Omar Al Bashir.

The Bombardier Dash 8 or Q Series, previously known as the de Havilland Canada Dash 8 or DHC-8, is a series of twin-engine, medium range, turboprop airliners. Introduced by de Havilland Canada (DHC) in 1984, they are now produced by Bombardier Aerospace. More than 1,000 Dash 8s have been built, with Bombardier forecasting a total production run of 1,192 units through to 2016.