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Havoc in Kenyan Skies as JKIA Radar System Fails Rendering Planes Blind

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Planes at the JKIA have been on  the tarmac for the last two hours following the shut down of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport’s Radar System.No planes are allowed to take off as the airport has given incoming and landing planes first priority.Over 15 flights have also been directed to Kisumu and Mombasa International Airports to avoid any collisions.

Satellite images of incoming planes.

 

JKIA has the country’s sole watch tower which coordinates all flights going out and landing in Nairobi.In the aviation world, as per the International Aviation regulations, aircrafts awaiting landing  go-ahead always have the skies right over the ones lined up on the ground for take off.

However, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has said they have restored normalcy in the Airport and their systems is up and running.

 

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