A pilot and his co-pilot died yesterday in a plane crash in the Kofia Mbaya area of Marsabit Town in northern Kenya.
The light aircraft was reportedly ferrying Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) examination papers to the town.
The incident occurred in the morning on Saturday, 20th March.
Director-General Gilbert Kibe said in a statement: “Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) hereby confirms that an aircraft accident occurred this morning in the Marsabit area.
“The aircraft, registration No. 5Y-JKN, left Nairobi’s Wilson Airport at 8:20am with two people on board and crashed into a hill at 10:10am. Police and other security agencies are on site. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Department (AAID) has been informed and investigation into the cause of the accident has begun.”
Armistice Security Consult International (ASCI) on Saturday morning stated on its Facebook page: “Situation Alert: Plane crash, flight No:5YJKN, location, Marsabit, Mlima Kofia Mbaya….. Two confirmed dead, the plane was ferrying Knec exams.”