Minister Joël Morgan, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Transport, following notification by both Air Seychelles and the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA), concerning loss of life involving an employee of Air Seychelles at the Seychelles International Airport, Mahe – Domestic Terminal, has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident as per established protocols in place with the SCAA.
“Air Seychelles and the SCAA are both entities who pride themselves in operating a safe working environment for passengers and of course staff within all points of operations at our airport. We are deeply saddened at this incident and extend our prayers and sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
We fully appreciate that this was a traumatic event for staff, and we will ensure that distressed employees receive full support and counseling where needed.
To the customers of Air Seychelles who may have been witness to this or who have heard of this event after the fact, please bear with us during this tragic time for all employees of both the SCAA and Air Seychelles. Rest assured that our winning team, who are an extended family, will continue to do their very best despite it all.
Safety remains our priority, and my initiating an immediate investigation at this time forms part of procedures to ensure that over-all operations remain as it has been to date – a safe experience for all,” Minister Joël Morgan said.
Again on behalf of the Department of Transport, the SCAA, and all affiliated departments, and as well in his capacity as Chairman of Air Seychelles, the Minister sends his condolences to the family of the employee who today lost his life.