The plane crash the occurred in Tsavo National Park has taken the lives of two people on Thursday, December 8. Reports say father and son died there. The Kenya Wildlife Service confirmed the incident.
In a statement carried by Kenyans.co.ke, KWS corporate communications confirmed that the incident took place at 7.15am in the Kone area along Tiwa in Tsavo East National Park.
"A Cessna 185 aircraft number 5Y-DHS, owned by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, crashed at approximately 7.15am while on patrol at Huri, on the north-eastern boundary of the park, tragically killing the two men on board." read part of the statement.
The service confirmed that a team had been sent to investigate the circumstances of the accident.
"KWS offers its deepest condolences to the bereaved residents," he said.
The incident follows a similar accident on September 21, 2022, after a light aircraft landed in Nairobi National Park, just meters from the Southern Loop. According to Lang'ata OCPD Monica Kimani, four passengers on board were rescued from the wreckage.
He later confirmed that the plane had experienced mechanical problems leading to engine failure. At the time, eyewitnesses told the media that the plane was flying very dangerously before it crashed.
"I saw the plane flying at a very low altitude and at first I thought it was my passenger and it was patrolling around the park. When it approached the plane it made a sharp turn and turned around and landed."
"A moment later, three passengers climbed out of the plane and boarded," the witness said.
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