Tragic Plane Collision Claims Two Lives in Nairobi National Park

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A mid-air collision between two planes in Nairobi National Park has resulted in the deaths of a trainee pilot and an instructor aboard a Cessna aircraft from Ninety-Nines Flying School.

The incident, which involved a Dash 8 from Safarilink Aviation Limited en route to Diani, left both individuals dead on impact, while miraculously, all passengers and crew on the Safarilink flight remained unharmed.

The collision prompted an immediate investigation by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) to ascertain the circumstances leading to the tragic event.

Wreckage of Cessna aircraft

The victims, engaged in a training session, were aboard the Cessna 172 operated by 99 Flying School, while the Safarilink flight, carrying 44 passengers and five crew members, experienced mechanical issues shortly after take-off. Safarilink Aviation confirmed the safe landing of its aircraft after the crew detected a loud noise post-take-off from Wilson Airport, averting further casualties.

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