Kenya search suspended for missing plane carrying 10 people

Wreck of the Fly Sax plane that went missing. The condition of the crew and passengers is still unknown

Wreck of the Fly Sax plane that went missing. The condition of the crew and passengers is still unknown

The wreckage of FlySax plane that went missing on Tuesday has been located in South West of the Aberdares. "We expect to conclude it in the next one hour", the PS said.

A light aircraft with ten people onboard, which was flying from Kitale town in western Kenya to Nairobi, went missing on Tuesday, the country's aviation authorities have confirmed.

"I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic plane crash near Kinangop of a plane leaving Kitale for Nairobi".

The plane is operated by local firm FlySax who in a statement said that it is with a heavy heart that they have received information from teams reaching the crash site that there are no survivors.

It was enroute to Nairobi from Kitale on Tuesday and was scheduled to land at 5:20pm, the same time that it went off the radar.

It disappeared off the radar screens at Nairobi global airport, its final destination, around 80 minutes later, the owners said in a statement.

The other eight passengers on board were Ahmed Ali Abdi, Karaba Sailah Waweru Muiga, Khetia Kishani, Matakasakarai Thamani, Matakatekei Paula, George Ngugi Kinyua, Pinuertorn Ronald, and Robinson Wafula.

Officials on Wednesday said the search efforts were focusing on the mountain range in central Kenya where a mobile phone signal from the plane had been located.

However, the search mission was delayed due to bad weather.

According to the National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU) Deputy Director Pius Masai, ground rescue teams were dispatched at dawn in search for the missing plane.

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