No survivors in Kenyan plane crash

Wreckage of the missing Fly Sax plane in the Aberdares/COURTESY

Rescue workers in Kenya have been recovering bodies from the site of the plane crash in the Aberdare mountains.

According to Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper, nine of 10 bodies have been brought down from the wreckage

Journalist Macharia Gachuru has sent the BBC some photos of the site, where wildlife rangers, police and soldiers are among those who have been working in windy conditions on the slopes:

The wreckage of the Kenyan plane that went missing on Tuesday evening was located in the Aberdares forest in central Kenya.

FlySax chairman Charles Wako announced on Thursday afternoon that none of the eight passengers and two crew members survived.

Transport Principal Secretary Paul Maringa said on Thursday that the Cessna C208 aircraft, registration number 5Y-CAC, was found at 6.45am (0345GMT) by the aerial search team at Elephant Point in the mountain ranges, some 11,000 feet above sea level.

“The families of the passengers and the crew have been notified and as a ministry, we truly regret this very sad outcome and send out our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families,” said Prof Maringa.

The plane had been missing for over 36 hours and efforts to locate it on Wednesday had been hampered by bad weather.