A small plane carrying 5 people from Kenya’s Maasai Mara natural reserve crashed on its way out in the Western part of the country. A Kenyan pilot, 3 Americans and one other foreigner lost their lives in the plane crash.
According to police chief, Edward Nwamburi, there were 5 people aboard the small airplane and they did not survive the crash. It crashed in Londiani, Kericho County on February 13, 2019. The flight 206-5-Y BSE was registered under the name Mr David Mutava Mulwa.
“the Cessna plane was heading from the Maasai Mara to Lodwar, near Lake Turkana and emergency services have been sent to the scene”. – Edward Nwamburi
Kenya plane crash history
“In 2014, some 130,000 planes land and take off from Kenya each year, and the country has 35 operating airlines. The IATA said Kenya’s air transport infrastructure quality ranks 6th out of 37 countries surveyed in Africa” . – The International Air Transport Association (IATA)
2017 – A helicopter carrying five passengers crashed into Lake Nakuru in October 2017, all occupants died.
2012 – A helicopter carrying internal security minister George Saitoti crashed, killing all six passengers on board. Kenya’s worst crash in recent years took place.
2007 – Kenya Airways flight from Abidjan to Nairobi via Douala crashed into a swamp after take-off, killing all 114 passengers.
“I saw the light aircraft swaying in the air before it came down. The next minute, it crashed into a tree,” a villager, Mr Timothy Koech recounted.
“At the scene, we realised the occupants had died instantly. There was nothing we could do to save them,” said Mr Tanui ( Witness)