2 perish in Vuria Hill plane crash

Vuria Hill plane crash

Two people were on Monday night killed when their plane crashed in Vuria Hill, Taita Taveta County.

Initial reports indicate that the light fixed-wing aircraft with the two people onboard was enroute to Mombasa from Arusha.

Coast Regional Police Commander Paul Ndambuki confirmed the Vuria Hill plane crash.

He said rescue operations were underway.

Vuria hill is the highest point in the Coast region sitting at 2,228 metres above sea level. It is a flight path from Arusha to Mombasa.

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 The aircraft crashed near Mwangeka caves in Ndumbinyi, Mwanda Location at around 8pm according to area Assistant Chief John Lawia. 

He said the two bodies of the Vuria Hill plane crash are yet to be identified.

“The crash might have been caused by bad weather, the peak of the hill was foggy. We are waiting for experts to come and assess the situation,” he said.

 The bodies of the victims were moved to Wesu Hospital Mortuary as investigations continue.

 “We believe there were only two passengers on board at the time of the crash. We are still here searching to establish if there are more casualties,” he said.

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