Kenya: Wreckage of Missing Plane Located South West of Aberdares


The eight passengers were Ahmed Ali Abdi, Karaba Sailah Waweru Muiga, Khetia Kishani, Matakasakaraia Thamani, Matakatekei Paula, Ngugi George Kinyua, Pinuertorn Ronald and Wafula Robinson.

The Cesna C208 plane with registration number 5Y-CAC had ten people on board.

The pilot and her First Officer are said to be experienced.

The 5YCAC Cessna Caravan aircraft had 10 passengers and crew was serviced regularly and had flown to Homa Bay and Maasai Mara early Tuesday prior to the ill-fated journey to Nairobi in the evening.

Frustrated relatives and friends of those missing joined the search for their loved ones within Aberdare forest in Njambini area, Nyandarua County.

- Search and rescue teams, whose efforts have been hampered by bad weather in the Aberdares, are expected to give information once they reach the scene of the crash.

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- Search in the Aberdares went into Tuesday night and was called off due to darkness and bad weather in the dense forest.

There was no clear indication if there are survivors.

It lost contact with the control tower on Tuesday afternoon while flying from Kitale in northwest Kenya to Nairobi.

As at the time of the address around 2pm, the police were yet to being the search for the missing plane, almost 20 hours after it was reported missing.

The two pilots were redirected to JKIA and were to land through Utawala direction.

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Kenya Forestry Service (KFS), Red Cross and that National Disaster and Management Unit (NDMU) are conducting the search.