Aircraft crash lands in Kiambu Kenya, pilot escapes unhurt


A light aircraft crash landed in Kiambu County near Tatu City on Thursday evening.

The plane was being flown by a lone pilot at the time of the accident. Ruiru police boss Justus Ombati told Nation.Africa that the pilot of the Cessna, registration number 5Y-CFT, escaped unhurt.  

The aircraft, which was flying from Naivasha to Tatu Airfield Limited Airstrip, was being piloted by Captain Leon Juma when it developed a mechanical problem.

Police say the plane crash was reported by Tatu Airfield Limited Manager Catherine Kibathi.

“Tatu Airfield Limited Manager Catherine Kibathi reported that there was a plane crash  near Nova Pioneer School before police officers rushed to the scene and established that a fixed wing light aircraft crash landed after developing mechanical problems,” a police report seen by Nation.Africa stated.

The plane was badly damaged.

Source: Nation