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One dead, five injured as light aircraft crashes in Kenya

One dead, five injured as light aircraft crashes in Kenya


A tour around Lake Naivasha in Kenya for a group of mourners ended tragically when their plane crashed on Thursday (September 8) killing one woman and injuring five other people.

The light plane which had six occupants was flying across the lake when the accident happened.

The woman is a Polish national while the pilot is Kenyan and the four other survivors are from the United Kingdom and had been in Kenya for a few days.

The group was in Naivasha to mourn with a friend who lost his wife last Sunday.

According to eye witnesses, the plane had not been in the air long when it started spinning in the sky and crashed at Sanctuary farm before bursting into flames.

Naivasha police boss Titus Munyoki said the cause of the accident was not immediately known.

Hospital staff said the pilot was in a critical condition and had received burns to 60 percent of his body.

The other four passengers, who are all from the United Kingdom, are stable.

Police said investigations are ongoing.