Air traffic controller jumps out of Mombasa control tower and dies

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On 23 March, an air traffic controller lost his life by jumping out of the control tower of Moi International Airport, Mombasa, Kenya. According to the Kenya civil aviation authority (KCAA), the circumstances of the accident are still unclear. 

The KCAA said: “We are saddened to confirm the unfortunate incident that happened today at Mombasa Airport. The family of the deceased was informed and our pertinent officers are working closely with relevant authorities to investigate the incident. Staff on duty and those affected will undergo counseling sessions to cope with the loss and grief.

The board and management stands with all the air traffic control officers during this time, having lost a valuable member of the team,” Captain Gilbert M. Kibe, Director General of KCAA said, “our thoughts go out to the family and friends at this difficult time. We extend our deepest sympathies and keep them in our prayers.

Contact one of the suicide crisis lines if you have additional questions.

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