Plane Crash Reported In The Kibiku Area, Ngong

Another plane crash has been reported in the Kibiku area in Ngong this Monday morning. This is the third reported plane crash in less than 4 days in Kenya.

An instructor and pilot trainee were on board the light aircraft that crashed into a maize farm and overturned.

The flight had taken off from Wilson airport at around 10 am local time for routine flight lessons before going down soon afterwards.

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The victims have been airlifted to hospital with no life threatening injuries recorded.

The Cessna 152 plane with registration number 5Y-NNC belongs to the 99 flying school. It was said to develop mechanical problems in the air as reported by the pilot while the plane was going down. The official cause has not yet been established by the authorities.

Accidents are usual around the Wilson airport area due to the amount of training going on around the airport.

But this incident comes as two other crashes were recorded in the past week.

A newly acquired police helicopter crashed at the National Youth Service (NYS) engineering school in Mathare north, Nairobi. Three police officers and an engineer survived the Agusta Westland helicopter crash.

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It emerged over the weekend that expert teams rejected the purchase of the helicopter citing its crash record. Two attempts to purchase the plane were cancelled before it was finally bought for KSh 680 million.

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The Mathare crash leaves the police without a functional helicopter. It is the second police helicopter to crash in less than a month.

In Naivasha, one person was confirmed dead with five others injured in a light plane crash.

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The plane burst into flames soon after take off at a Naivasha airstrip.