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Light Plane Belonging To Skyward Express crash-lands in Mandera, No Casualties Reported

A light plane belonging to Skyward Express has crash-landed in Elwak, Mandera County.

The incident took place on Wednesday, July 21, after the aircraft skidded off the runway at Elwak airstrip in Gedo, near Mandera, damaging its propeller and landing gears. 

Sources privy to the alleged incident revealed Reports that all everyone on board escaped with no injuries.

KCAA boss Gilbert Kibe told the press that all passengers onboard "are safe" after the incident, which occurred in Boru Hache near Kenya-Somalia border.

The Kenyan airplane belonging to Skyward Airlines, Reg 5Y -GRS was forced to make an emergency landing at Burahache closed airstrip veering off the strip. 

The latest development comes only a week when on Monday, July 12, one passenger lost his life after an airplane crashed in Naivasha.

The crash which took place at Ndabibi area, claimed one life and inflicted serious injuries on two passengers. 

It was reported that the airplane was monitoring locust invasion when the accident happened. Nakuru Deputy County Commissioner Steve Mwonge commented on the incident.

The aircraft was alleged to have been producing unusual sounds before it crashed. In a video clip that went viral, the victims of the crash could be heard explaining that one the passenger who succumbed to the crash, had burnt down to ashes.

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Boru Hache Gilbert Kibe Mandera Mandera County Skyward Express


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