KQ slams Local Media over Malicious Reporting

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Kenya Airways, KQ has schooled Daily Nation Newspaper journalist on reporting factual accident news.

This is after the national paper reported that the Tuesday fire incident on KQ 762 plane amid air was as a result of the carriers staff laxity.

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“All the 142 passengers and 10 crew members landed safely but the near-disaster has exposed the laxity at the national airline,” stated Daily Nation on its 9th April publication.

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The embattled national carrier has condemned the report terming it as malicious and misrepresentation of facts.

In a statement seen by Daily Active, KQ Head of Communications and Public Affairs Dennis Kashero negated claims that the pilots could not contact the control centre.

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“The crew talked to Operations Control through ACARS (Aircraft Communication And Reporting System) one of the three standard modes of communications used during flights prompting the emergency landing.” stated the statement in part.

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Kashero further clarified that in the effort to promote safety and as required by law, KQ shared the preliminary report of the incident with the 787 pilots community so that they can learn from the outcome of the incident.

“Words from this preliminary report were selected in a malicious manner to put together an article that would paint the airline and its staff negatively. We call on the reporter to produce the said report from which attributes his story.” concluded the statement.

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