No survivors after small plane crashes in Kenya

Pauline Gross
June 8, 2018

The plane is operated by local firm FlySax who in a statement said that it is with a heavy heart that they have received information from teams reaching the crash site that there are no survivors.

FlySax pilots; Captain Barbra Wangeci Kamau (right) and her First Officer Jean Mureithi.

The Fly540 CS208 plane, registration number 5Y-CAC, was flying from an airstrip in Kitale in Trans-Nzoia County to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport when it lost contact with the control tower.

Mohamed Abdi, a cousin to one of the passengers he identified as Abdi Ali said: "We hear that they are looking for the aircraft and we are waiting here at the Weston Hotel".

All 10 people aboard a small plane which crashed Tuesday in a mountainous region in central Kenya are dead, government officials told CNN Thursday.

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Let me thank the search and rescue teams drawn from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, the Kenya Wildlife Service, the Kenya Air Force, Red Cross and elsewhere.

The search was called off two times due to poor weather even after phone signals from the aircraft were located.

- The plane was to hit the runway at JKIA in the eastern direction, which, according to other pilots the Nation spoke to, forced it to take an alternative route which is characterised by bad storms.

It was enroute to Nairobi from Kitale on Tuesday and was scheduled to land at 5:20pm, the same time that it went off the radar.

Search for the missing FlySax plane is yet to start proper in the Aberdares, almost 20 hours after it was reported missing.

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