Missing aircraft found crashed, all on board dead
01 September 2014, 15:44
Nairobi - An aircraft that had been declared missing by authorities whilst on route from Tanzania to Kenya has been found in the Serengeti National Park with all on board dead.
The Fokker 27 plane, registration 5YSXP, operated by Safari Express Limited
left Mwanza Airport in Tanzania on Sunday at 4.26pm headed for Nairobi, then Magadi but did not arrive at its destination as planned.
Kenya Airports Police Unit KAPU boss Joseph Ole Tito confirmed Monday
that the plane had indeed been lost and said search efforts were
Later on in the afternoon, Ole Tito confirmed the worst fears.
" The plane crashed in the Serengeti National Park. It has been found by a joint Kenya- Tanzania police team. All three on board are dead, he said Monday.
plane belongs to Safari Express LTD. The company is still yet to make a
statement on the matter and release information on the persons on board.
The crash is the latest to occur in the country in recent months, with the Kenya Airports Authority seeking answers as to the reason for the latest crash.
" A comprehensive statement will be released once investigations are completed, the KAA said in a statement in the aftermath of the crash.
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