Sunday, 24 June, 2018

No survivors as wreckage of small plane found in Kenya

FlySax plane Wreck of the Fly Sax plane that went missing. The condition of the crew and passengers is still unknown
Jay Anderson | 08 June, 2018, 13:09

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".

"Weather is a challenge to the ongoing search & rescue operation, a National Police chopper is already up in the sky but weather condition is the problem".

After two days of trauma and combined efforts to locate the FlySax plane that went missing on Tuesday, June 5, its wreckage has been finally spotted south of the Aberdares by an aerial search team.

There were no survivors among the 10 passengers and crew members on the plane that crashed at the peak of the ranges.

The plane had been carrying two pilots and eight passengers.

They were on board the plane that went missing as it prepared to land at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Tuesday evening.




Authorities said the Cessna Caravan plane which departed at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday from Kitale, was headed to the capital city of Nairobi.

"The search has been halted due in the Aberdares because of bad weather and will resume on Thursday at 6 a.m".

On Wednesday morning, phone signals from the plane were located around the same area.

- Teams from KCAA, Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) and the Air Accident Investigation Division of Kenya (AAID) were dispatched immediately the plane was reported missing.

Brenda Wanga reports from Kinangop with the latest on the search for a FlySax-operated Cesna C208 craft, registration number 5Y-CAC, that took off from Kitale airstrip in Trans-Nzoia County to JKIA and went missing.

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