Sunbird Aviation

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Sunbird Aviation was an airline in Kenya which merged with Air Kenya in 1987 to form Airkenya Aviation. The airline was owned by the Cole Family.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • One of Sunbird's aircraft, a Beechcraft Super King Air 200, registration number N 821CA was intended to transport the exile government of James Mancham as well as Kenyan military support from Mombasa following the failed 1981 Seychelles coup d'état attempt.[1]


  1. ^ Kamau, John (October 31, 2015). "Daily Nation: How Njonjo, Gethi were embroiled in coup plot in Seychelles that embarrassed Moi".
  2. ^ "5Y-DAK Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 July 2010.

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