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Marsabit: Two dead as aircraft crashes

A pilot and co-pilot have been confirmed dead after the aircraft they were flying crashed in the outskirts of Marsabit town.

Two die following an aircraft crash

According to reports, the two, Captain Brian Migwi and first officer John Brian Mureithi, had hit a wind mast on top of a mountain. This, therefore, is said to have caused the crash that consequently left the two pilots dead.

The aircraft was under registration number 5Y-JKN. It’s also stated that the plane left Wilson Airport at 8am.

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Director-General, Gabriel Kibe, says an investigation into the cause of the horrific crash has been launched.

Kibe noted that Mureithi was a student pilot at the Wilson airport.

Witnesses told HELLO NEWS that the area police officers from Marsabit arrived at the scene half an hour later.

MPs crash and killed

Another grisly crash occurred in 2006 at the same area where 14 people, including six Members of Parliament, were killed in a plane crash.

Reports indicate that the 14 people were travelling during a bad weather which had hence caused the crash and death of the members on board.

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