Charter plane crash-lands in Kajiado

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The aircraft belonging to Yellow Wings Air Services after the crash landing.

A light aircraft en route to the Amboseli National Park on Thursday morning crash-landed at Mashuru area in Kajiado County.

The plane that came from Wilson Airport in Nairobi was ferrying three tourists.

The pilot and passengers escaped with minor bruises.

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority confirmed the incident, noting that an engine fault caused the mishap.

Locals mill around the crash landing site.
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Locals mill around the crash landing site. PHOTO | STANLEY NGOTHO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

The plan took off from Nairobi at 7.20 a.m. for Selenkay in Amboseli but crash landed minutes later at 7.45 a.m.

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The aircraft, belonging to Yellow Wings Air Services Limited, was being flown by Peter Almendinger. The tourists were identified as Russell, Paris and Susan.

Mashuru Sub-County Deputy Commander Stephen Nyakundi said the passengers and the pilot were in high spirits.

Alternative means of transport, Mr Nyakundi said, was being sought for the tourists.

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