The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has come out to explain the circumstances around the Wednesday aircraft crash at Nairobi National Park.
Speaking on the ill-fated air crash that occurred today, the authority allayed any fears, saying that all was well and that no one was wounded – leave alone a death case. “Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) wishes to confirm that an aircraft registration number 5Y-BWE, owned and operated by Flight Star Academy, crashed at Nairobi National Park today.”
The statement further read, “The aircraft had four students on board. The four students have been safely evacuated by KWS helicopter and are now safe within Wilson Airport. The evacuation was coordinated by Wilson Control Tower. We shall keep you updated once we get more information about the accident,”
During the incident, motorbike riders who were the witnesses went in through the fence for the ‘rescue’ mission, but fortunately, there were no casualties. The police also witnessed that the plane had taken off four minutes before it came down. Those who were on board were thereafter evacuated by a standby chopper for any medical check-ups.
Up to now, it has not been established what might have been the cause of the ordeal. Langata police boss Monicah Kimani said experts are investigating the incident. Incidences of that nature are rampant in Kenya, especially that involving aircraft assigned to Wilson Airport, Nairobi.