Airports Authority releases statement after aircraft crashed in Nairobi with journalists heading for political rally

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The ill-fated aircraft at the scene of the accident in Lang’ata Nairobi, July 12, 2017. [Photo: Courtesy]

The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has confirmed the plane crash, that happened, Wednesday, in Lang’ata, Nairobi.

Below is the Authority’s statement, following the crash that affected three journalists.

Kenya Airports Authority would like to confirm that there was an accident earlier today (Wednesday), involving a light Aircraft 5Y-PEB which made an emergency landing, between the Southern Bypass and Kibera.

The Aircraft, which is owned by Ribways took off from Wilson Airport at 1344Hrs today and was headed for Baringo.

The aircraft made an emergency landing approximately 3 minutes after take-off. Emergency services including fire trucks from Wilson Airport responded immediately.

All five passengers on-board including the pilot were rushed to hospital. No deaths have been reported.

The pilot of the aircraft, which crashed Wednesday, enroute to Baringo for Nasa rally, is in ICU.
The plane crashed few minutes after taking off from the Wilson Airport in Lang’ata, with three journalists onboard.
The Royal Media journalists Sam Ogina, Mauritius Oduor and Joseph Njane survived the crash, treated at the Nairobi hospital, and discharged.
According to the Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA), the pilot, Captain Anthony sustained serious injuries.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, Nasa leader Raila Odinga are among Kenyans who wished the affected, quick recovery.
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