10 confirmed dead as missing plane is recovered

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The 10 died after the flight registration number 5Y CAC was involved in the fatal crash.

Transport Principal secretary Paul Maringa confirmed the news during a press conference on Thursday afternoon.

In a statement, FlySax said: "It is with a heavy heart that we have received information from the teams reaching the crash site that there are no survivors."

President Uhuru Kenyatta mourned with the families of the deceased and assured them of support. He added that investigations would be launched to establish the cause of the accident.

"I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic plane crash near Kinangop of a plane leaving Kitale for Nairobi. My thoughts and prayers are with the families, in this moment of grief. They will have every assistance my administration can offer, now and in the days to come.

"They can be sure that there will be a full review of our procedures, so that we can all understand how this tragedy happened. Meantime, I pray that the families and friends of those we have lost may be granted the grace to endure this terrible loss.

"Let me thank the search and rescue teams. Drawn from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, the , , , and elsewhere, they did everything they could. I am grateful for their service. May God almighty rest the souls of the departed in eternal peace," the Head of State said.

The plane has been missing for two days now but was spotted on Thursday morning by the aerial search team.

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