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Four injured after aircraft crash lands in Kajiado

The aircraft was on its way to Amboseli National Park before it crash landed.

In Summary

• The  aircraft crash landed at Emarti, Kajiado East on Thursday.

• The Cessna 206 is owned by Yellow Wings.

Light aircraft crash-lands in Mashuru, Kajiado County./COURTESY
Light aircraft crash-lands in Mashuru, Kajiado County./COURTESY

Three tourists and a pilot have sustained minor injuries after a light aircraft crash-landed in Kajiado County.

The aircraft crash-landed at Emarti, Kajiado East on Thursday.

The Cessna 206, owned by Yellow Wings was carrying a pilot (Christian Strebel) and three tourists-Russell, Paris and Sussan- who sustained minor bruises.

“It looks like crash landing to me. The broken nose wheel means it hit something (probably an anthill) while on landing roll,” an experienced pilot to the Star.

 

The aircraft was on its way to Amboseli National park before the 7.30 am incident.

Pilot Peter Almendinger walks away from his plane after the accident in Emarti, Kajiado County. on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
Pilot Peter Almendinger walks away from his plane after the accident in Emarti, Kajiado County. on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
Image: KURGAT MARIDANY

Among the first people to arrive at the accident scene in the Oloilaei area of Emarti Location, was the area Deputy County Commissioner, Stephen Nyakundi and his security team.

“The plane registration number 5Y- KGV is said to have developed engine complication before it came down. The pilot had a deep cut on his head while the other three passengers suffered minor injuries,” Nyakundi said.

He said the four were later evacuated to Nairobi to seek treatment in a helicopter that arrived almost one hour later.