The wreckage of a plane with ten people on board that was reported missing in Kenya has been found with no survivors.
Kenya’s Ministry of Transport said a mountain rescue team from the country’s wildlife service found the wreckage on Thursday, two days after the light aircraft disappeared from the radar
“A mountain rescue team of the Kenya Wildlife Service has reached the wreckage of the aircraft. Unfortunately, from the reports we are getting there are no survivors,” said ministry official Paul Maringa.
He said the families of the passengers and the crew have been notified. There were eight passengers and two co-pilots – both women – on the plane which was flying from the western town of Kitale to Nairobi when it went missing.
Officials suspect bad weather is partly to blame for the crash.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said he was saddened to hear of the tragic plane crash and offered condolences to the families of the victims.
“They will have every assistance my administration can offer, now and in the days to come. They can be sure that there will be a full review of our procedures, so that we can all understand how this tragedy happened,” he wrote on Twitter.
The operator, FlySax, said on Twitter that it was “heavy heart that we received information…that there are no survivors” in the crash.