Plane crashes in Londiani killing four foreigners, local pilot

Written By: Margaret Kalekye/Purity Museo


Five people have died after a light aircraft crashed Wednesday morning at Kamwingi area in Londiani, Kericho county.

Four tourists and a Kenyan pilot are reported to have been on board the chartered plane.

Witnesses say the Cessna 206G plane registration number 5Y-BSE appeared to have developed a mechanical problem before it came crashing into the thick forest in Londiani.

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“There were five occupants in the plane and they did not survive,” said Edward Mwamburi, police chief for the Rift Valley region.

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He said the Cessna plane was heading from the Maasai Mara to Lodwar, near Lake Turkana.

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All the occupants onboard the ill-fated plane died on the spot.

The aviation safety network says it is investigating the circumstances around the crash.

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The plane reportedly had just left Masaai Mara and was en route to Lodwar with the passengers on board when the incident occurred.




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