Kenya: Light aircraft goes missing with ten onboard

Kenya: Light aircraft goes missing with ten onboard

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.

On board were the pilot, Captain Barbra Wangeci Kamau, and First Officer and co-pilot Jean Mureithi.

The church said the missionary and his family have been working in a small, remote town of Kitale in Nairobi for more than 10 years. "I pray that the families and friends of those we have lost may be granted the grace to endure this bad loss", the President said in a statement.

Mobile phone signals from the Fly540 plane that went missing Tuesday evening was located in Kinangop area.

Families and friends of the dead passengers of Kenya's FlySax plane, whose wreckage was found on Thursday in Aberdare Forest after it went missing earlier in the week, are expected to identify the bodies in Nairobi on Friday.

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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.

According to Nyandarua County Commissioner Boas Cherotich, bad weather continues to hamper search operations.

It lost contact with the control tower at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport a few minutes before landing.

Rescue teams from police, Kenya Wildlife Service and responders concentrated the area stretching to Aberdares forest after signals showed it could be there.

As at the time of the address around 2pm, the police were yet to being the search for the missing plane, almost 20 hours after it was reported missing.

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