Trainee Pilot Narrowly Survives Plane Crash [PHOTOS]

  • There was panic after a light aircraft crash-landed moments after taking off on Sunday, November 25 at Nyaribo Airstrip in Mweiga area of Nyeri County.

    According to a report by the Daily Nation, the aircraft was being flown by a trainee pilot who is a student at a local aviation group.

    No casualties were reported in the Sunday incident that came with a backdrop of increasing concern over safety in the Kenyan aviation industry following a number of mishaps involving local airlines


    Photos from the scene of the accident seen by, show the aircraft under registration number 5Y-BZK flipped over on the grass right next to the runway.

    By the time of going to press, the cause of the accident had not yet established.

    On February 28, 2018, another aircraft with three family members on board crash-landed at the same airstrip.

    Among them were former Nyeri Town MP Esther Murugi and her son who was the pilot. The two escaped unhurt while her daughter-in-law suffered minor injuries. 

    Shortly after take-off, the aircraft hit the fence surrounding the airstrip and landed in a nearby bush.

    "We thank God that we are fine, we had a good pilot. If it were me I would have panicked. He was very calm," Murugi stated. 

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