Two pilots and two tourists died yesterday in a plane crash at the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Several passengers were seriously injured.
Sources at the Mara airstrips from where the LET 410 twenty-seater aircraft belonging to Mombasa Air Safari took off said bad weather could have caused the crash. The plane was being piloted by Captain Edward Kithui and Abubakar Sumra.
The aircraft was flying from one airstrip to another within the Mara when the accident happened. A Mombasa Air Safari official who answered the phone referred the Star to the Kenya Civil Aviation saying they cannot respond to any inquiry. "Please direct all your questions to the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority. We cannot answer any of your questions. That is all we can say," the Mombasa Air Safari official said yesterday.
Earlier, another company official had given this journalist another telephone number for the administration office. "We are informed that two crew members including the pilot are feared dead while two passengers are said to be critically injured," a source within Mara said.