Aircraft enroute to Nairobi from Kitale goes missing


Aircraft enroute to Nairobi from Kitale goes missing
The missing Fly SAX plane that vanished from the radar while heading to Nairobi form Kitale. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • A light aircraft heading from Kitale to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi has gone missing.
  • Last contact with the eight capacity Cessna C208 was at 5pm.
  • A search and rescue mission has since been activated.

A light aircraft heading from Kitale to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi has gone missing.

According to the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), the eight-passenger Cessna C208 flight was last seen on radar at 2.02pm Tuesday afternoon.

KCAA Director General Capt. Gilbert Kibe said a multi-agency team was immediately dispatched for a search and rescue operation.

By Tuesday evening, the search mission had yielded no fruit, with the team being forced to halt the exercise for the night and resume on Wednesday morning.

It is feared that the aircraft may have crashed in the Aberdares.

The missing Cessna C208 plane. PHOTO| COURTESY.

 

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