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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,‚ÄĚ 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.¬†