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Fly Sax plane crash in Kenya: no survivors

The occupants' bodies and the aircraft's black box were found

No survivors among the 10 occupants of the private Fly Sax plane Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (registration: 5Y-CAC) disappeared from the radar on June 5th in the afternoon and crashed in the Aberdare mountain range in Kenya (see for details AVIONEWS article connected).

During the search operations carried out yesterday also thanks to the help of an aerial search team, in the late afternoon the Kenyan authorities found the bodies of the aircraft's occupants. According to the Kenyan newspaper "Daily Nation", the aircraft's black box has been found and it will allow the competent authorities to understand and reconstruct the accident's dynamics.

According to the local newspaper "The Star, Kenya", on the plane taken off from the Kitale Airport and headed to the "Jomo Kenyatta" International Airport in Nairobi there should have been another passenger, who escaped the tragedy. The man, a farmer named Peter Wekhomba, explained that he had renounced the flight, refusing to leave due to the adverse weather conditions after having dealt with two women that were just arrived from Nairobi.

President Uhuru Kenyatta expressed his closeness to the victims' families and in his message of condolence declared: "They will have all the help that my administration can offer, now and in the days to come".


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