Wreckage of missing FlySax plane located in Aberdares

Wreckage of missing FlySax plane located in Aberdares

It was flying from the western town of Kitale to the capital.

Captain Barbra Wangeci Kamau and her First Officer Jean Mureithi last communication with the control tower at JKIA was when the aircraft was about 60 kilometres from its destination. However, the search mission was delayed due to bad weather.

On Thursday, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Chief Executive Gilbert Kibe dismissed reports that the plane had some mechanical problems even as questions were bound of contradicting information which emerged on Wednesday. Phone signals from the plane have been located in the Aberdares in Nyandarua County.

The wreckage was spotted southwest of the Aberdare mountain range almost two days after contact was lost during the flight from the western town of Kitale to the capital, Nairobi.

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Residents of areas neighboring Aberdares have lost their patience with the police and forcefully stormed the Forest in a bid to locate the Fly Sax plan that went missing yesterday.

According to officials, the plane operated by East Africa Safari Air Express, a subsidiary of Fly540 left Kitale shortly after 4pm with eight passengers and two crewmembers on board and was to land at about 5 pm.

"We are not sure how long the search is likely to take but Njambini remains an area of interest", he said.

It said the aircraft had not been sighted and the search will continue.

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