Red Cross Team dispatched to join search for missing plane involved in accident

The Red Cross vehicle collided head-on with a lorry as they headed for the rescue mission.

Three patients were rushed to the Nakuru General Hospital in critical conditions while eight others were taken to the JM Memorial Hospital in Ol Kalou, Nyandarua County.

Lost contact

The Cesna C208 craft, registration number 5Y-CAC, was flying from a Kitale airstrip in Trans-Nzoia County when it lost contact with control tower at 5pm Tuesday in the Aberdares.

The plane left Kitale shortly after 4pm with eight passengers and two crew members on board and was expected in Nairobi about an hour later.

The missing 12-passenger plane is operated by East Africa Safari Air Express, a subsidiary of Fly540

A statement from the airline acknowledged its aircraft was indeed missing but combined efforts of KCAA, Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) and the Air Accident Investigation Division of Kenya (AAID), had been going on to locate it.

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