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Wreckage of missing plane spotted in Aberdares


The wreckage of the missing Cessna Caravan aircraft was spotted Thursday morning in the Aberdares forest, Nyandarua County.

Transport Principal Secretary Paul Maringa confirmed saying efforts were underway to get to the wreckage.

The aircraft went missing on Tuesday after leaving Kitale at around 4pm and lost contact with the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) control tower at around 5.20pm with 10 people on board.

Captain Barbra Wangeci Kamau and First Officer Jean Mureithi lost contact with JKIA and it is believed that the plane flew into a bad storm.

The other eight passengers were Mr Ahmed Ali Abdi, Mr Karaba Sailah Waweru Muiga, Mr Khetia Kishani, Mr Matakasakarai Thamani, Mr Matakatekei Paula, Mr George Ngugi Kinyua, Mr Pinuertorn Ronald, and Mr Robinson Wafula.