The bodies of the ten passengers aboard the ill fated FlySax Cessna plane that crashed into the Aberdares on Tuesday have been recovered and transferred to Nairobi. Addressing the press today afternoon, Transport Principal Secretary, Professor Paul Maringa, said none of the eight passengers and two crew members had survived, dashing the hopes of family members and friends. He said investigations are being conducted to establish the cause of the crash.
The wreck of the aircraft was spotted at 6.45am today by the aerial search team at Elephant Point, some 11,000 feet above sea level. Shortly after the damaged aircraft was discovered, rescue operation kicked off with rescuers rushing to the scene. The aircraft had left a Kitale airstrip in Trans-Nzoia County for Nairobi on Tuesday but lost contact with the control tower at 5.20 pm.
Meanwhile President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the families and friends of those who lost their lives following the tragic plane crash near Kinangop. The president says the government stands with the families and friends and pledged to offer assistance to the bereaved. President Kenyatta also stated that his administration will work hard to unearth the cause of the tragedy. The head of state further commended the search and rescue team drawn from among others the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, the Kenya Wildlife Service, the Kenya Air Force, and the Red Cross who dedicated themselves to the search.