Plane crash-lands in Diani after developing mechanical problems

Plane developed mechanical problems

Plane crash-lands in Diani after developing mechanical problems

A plane that was headed to Diani has crash-landed after developing mechanical problems.

Reports indicate that a South African pilot who was on board sustained injuries and was rushed to hospital.

The Cessna plane registration details 5Y-WCA was destined for Ukunda airstrip in Diani when the incident happened.

The incident was confirmed by Matuga Deputy County Commissioner Isaac Keter who added that the casualty was in stable condition.

In February this year, four Caucasians and a Kenyan pilot have been confirmed dead in Wednesday morning's Londiani plane crash.

Witnesses who arrived at the scene were first to indicate that the five had not survived the crash.

Rift Valley Commander Edward Mwamburi confirmed the incident while indicating that his officers were on their way to the scene of the crash.

Airwing Commander Rodgers Mbithi confirmed that the aircraft had only five occupants and all the persons on board perished in the crash.

Among the dead were four Caucasians who were tourists on a trip in Kenya and had just left Maasai Mara and was en route to Lodwar with the passengers on board.


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