Families of passengers, crew on missing plane in Aberdares


Families of passengers, crew on missing plane in Aberdares

In Summary

  • Kenya Wildlife Service indicated that phone signals from the two female pilots were traced to the Aberdares.
  • However, poor weather conditions hampered search and rescue efforts.
  • A statement from Fly SAX earlier said the exact location of the plane was still unknown.

Family and friends of the 8 passengers and two crew onboard the missing plane have arrived in the Aberdares.

A hearse from the Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi was also seen driving into the compound where they are waiting for information on their loved ones.

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) indicated that phone signals of the two female pilots on the missing plane were traced to Njabini.

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A multi-agency search and rescue operation is currently underway for the missing plane that went off the radar on Tuesday evening.

According to the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), the search that began immediately the plane went missing had to be stopped due to poor weather conditions.

families of missing passengers and crew onboard the missing Fly SAX plane.

On Wednesday morning, the operation resumed with KCAA saying they would issue further updates on the same.

The Cesna C208 plane with registration number 5Y CAC has a capacity of 12 passengers but only had eight onboard.

Friends and family had on Tuesday been urged to meet at the Weston Hotel in Nairobi for more information and an emergency telephone number issued.

families of missing passengers and crew onboard the missing Fly SAX plane.

The missing plane left Kitale at around 4pm and was scheduled to land at Wilson Airport in Nairobi at 5:20pm, the time it went off radar.

 

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