Search for FlySax plane, its crew and passengers ongoing at Kinangop

Wreckage of the missing Cessna Caravan aircraft

Wreckage of the missing Cessna Caravan aircraft

Kenyan authorities have released the names of the pilot and passengers killed when a small plane crashed north of Nairobi on Tuesday.

True to Peter's account, it has now emerged that the plane's trip from Kitale to Nairobi was dogged by bad weather which necessitated a change in routes.

"It was raining with a heavy mist by the time we left the offices on Tuesday evening", he said.

They include the pilot captain Barbra Wangeci Kamau and her First Officer Jean Mureithi. Many people on board escape with injuries.

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.

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.

According to the National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU) Deputy Director Pius Masai, ground rescue teams were dispatched at dawn in search for the missing plane.

However, the search mission was delayed due to bad weather.

A statement from the airline acknowledged its aircraft was indeed missing but combined efforts of KCAA, Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) and the Air Accident Investigation Division of Kenya (AAID), had been going on to locate it.

Residents of areas neighboring Aberdares have lost their patience with the police and forcefully stormed the Forest in a bid to locate the Fly Sax plan that went missing yesterday.

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