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Two Killed In KWS Plane Crash

KWS stated that the plane had developed complications minutes prior to takeoff. The plane was a two-seater Husky aircraft, registration number 5Y-KWL.

A pilot and a passenger died after an aircraft belonging to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) crashed in Nanyuki, Laikipia County, just a few minutes after it took off from the Nanyuki City Airport on Thursday, February 11.

KWS stated that the plane had developed complications minutes prior to takeoff. The plane was a two-seater Husky aircraft, registration number 5Y-KWL. 

The agency did not however reveal the cause of the crash. It announced that it had commenced investigations pending a report that will be availed soon.

"The aircraft IS under the National Air Support Department. 

"The pilot had just completed a routine patrol at Solio Rhino Sanctuary and was traveling to Meru National Park,” read part of the statement.

KWS staff and a rescue team rushed to the scene for an evacuation operation and also ferried the bodies to a nearby morgue. 

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