The Star (Nairobi)

1 September 2014

Kenya: Three Die After Kenyan Plane Crashes in Serengeti

Photo: Marc Patry/UNESCO
Kenyan plane crashes in Serengeti killing three passengers.

Three people have burnt beyond recognition after a Kenyan plane which had been missing since Sunday crashed in the Serengeti.

The plane belonging to the Safari Express Cargo airline with three passengers had 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 at which point KCAA sent an enquiry to Tanzania on the whereabouts of the plane, the statement signed by CS Transport Michael Kamau said.

Tanzania with help from Kenya had initiated search and rescue mission to establish the whereabouts of the plane.

The ministry is expected to issue a statement at 1pm.

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