JKIA whwre the plane was scheduled to land at 8.26pm on Sunday Photo/File
A Kenyan plane with three passengers has gone missing a few minutes after take off at Mwanza airport in Tanzania.
"A Fokker 27 MK 500 aircraft registration No. 5Y-SXP operated by Safari Express Cargo Ltd, left Mwanza airport at 7.26pm on Sunday with three persons on board for JKIA where it was expected to land at 8.36pm," said Kenya Civil Aviation Authority in a statement.
The aircraft did not arrive as scheduled which forced KCAA to send an enquiry to Tanzania on the whereabouts of the plane, the statement signed by CS Transport Michael Kamau said.
Tanzania with help from Kenya has initiated search and rescue mission to establish the whereabouts of the plane.
"All agencies concerned with Search and Rescue have been contacted and they are in full action to establish the whereabouts of the aircraft," said Kamua.
The ministry is expected to issue a statement on the recovery progress at 1pm.