10 found dead in Kenyan plane wreckage two days after crash

08 June, 2018, 13:13 | Author: Jason Torres
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The wreckage of the FlySax plane that went missing on Tuesday has been located.

It was due to land at 5pm following the one-hour flight from Kitale.

Mr Gitau said they resumed the search, which was called off on Tuesday night, at 4am but aerial hunt for the craft is still hampered by bad weather.

The wreckage was spotted southwest of the Aberdare mountain range almost two days after contact was lost during the flight from the western town of Kitale to the capital, Nairobi.

He confirmed earlier reports that phone signals from the two pilots were traced to the zone where they are focusing on. Many people on board escape with injuries.

According to Nyandarua County Commissioner Boas Cherotich, bad weather continues to hamper search operations.

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The light aircraft operated by FlySax went missing on Tuesday evening as it headed to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the capital Nairobi.

Family and friends of the missing passengers and crew gathered at Weston Hotel in Nairobi awaiting further information while others joined the rescue team in locating the plane.

Searchers on the ground were being helped by a police helicopter, focussing on an area about 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of Nairobi, on the western fringe of the Aberdare mountains.

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

Search for the missing FlySax plane is yet to start proper in the Aberdares, almost 20 hours after it was reported missing.

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