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“It May Have been Shot From Ground” More Details after Plane Crash at Tsavo National Park

A plane crush. Photo/ courtesy.

Investigations into a light aircraft that on Thursday, December 8, crashed within the Tsavo National Park that killed at least two people are underway, sources say.

In a statement released by the Kenya Wildlife Service as reported by a SOURCE, the KWS and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) teams arrived at the scene moments later and commenced investigations into circumstances that led to the crash.

According to the source, investigators are suspecting the possibility of the plane having been shot at from the ground, leading to the crush.

The area is said to have been invaded by herders with their animals for pasture, which has caused conflict between authorities and the herders.

The two occupants of the Cessna sky wagon fixed-wing plane registration number 5Y-DHS was a man and his son.

 It is further reported that the two were trying to drive cattle that included cows, camels and goats out of the park when the incident happened.

Teresia Igiria, the Head of Corporate Communications at the KWS, told The Standard they could not share the identities of the victims until their relatives are informed.


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