Kenyan Plane Crashes in Chyulu Hills

A plane crash at Kaithe Kithoka in Meru County.
  • Two people survived by a whisker today Wednesday, August 25 after a plane they were flying in crashed near Oldonyowas, Chyulu Hills in Makueni County.

    A report released by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority confirms that a Cessna C337 aircraft registration number 5Y-VPB crashed near Oldonyowas. 

    Two people who were on board escaped with injuries, and were airlifted to a hospital in Nairobi for further treatment.

    A plane crash at Kaithe Kithoka in Meru County.
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    “The aircraft had two persons on board and had departed from Orly airstrip in Kajiado County at 12.15 pm headed for Diani, Kwale County,†KCAA director-general Capt. Gilbert Kibe said.

    The agency further announced that it has launched investigations to establish the root cause of the crash. The probe will be led by the Air Accident Investigation Department of the Transport ministry.

    “Investigations have commenced through the various agencies led by the Air Accident Investigation Department (AAID) of the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development, and Public Works,” KCAA noted.

    In June, two people perished in an aircraft crash that happened in Mwalashi, Vuria Hill.

    The aircraft was believed to belong to C172 Caravan Reg No. 5Y CFE and operated by Flying Training Centre (FTC) and had two passengers on board.

    The light wing aircraft was headed to Mombasa from Wilson Airport when it crashed.

    The plane crash near Lang'ata in Nairobi on July 12, 2017.
    The aftermath of a plane crash near Lang’ata in Nairobi on July 12, 2017.
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM