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Polish tourist killed in six-seater plane crash near Lake Naivasha | Coastweek

NAIVASHA (Xinhua) -- Police and emergency service members work at an airplane crashing site in Naivasha, Kenya. A Polish tourist died and her four British counterparts were seriously injured on Thursday after a six-seater plane they were flying in crash-landed in Naivasha, about 90 kms northwest of capital city Nairobi. XINHUA PHOTO - ROBERT MANYARA

Polish tourist killed in six-seater plane crash near Lake Naivasha

NAIVASHA (Xinhua) -- A Polish tourist died and her four British counterparts were seriously injured on Thursday after a six-seater plane they were flying in crash-landed in Naivasha, about 90 kms northwest of capital city Nairobi.

Naivasha police commander Titus Munyoki who arrived at the scene soon after the accident confirmed that one middle aged woman had died after the plane crash.

Munyoki said the pilot from Kenya was seriously injured following the midday accident in Sanctuary farm in Naivasha.

He said that the cause of the accident was not immediately known adding that they were waiting for officers from the aviation department to visit the scene and start their investigations.

A distraught relative who declined to be named said that the six-sitter plane had taken off from an airstrip in Kijabe farm when the accident occurred five minutes later.

The relative said that the plane started spinning in the sky and crushed at Sanctuary farm a few kilometers from the airstrip before bursting into flames.

According to Dr Oren Ombiro from the hospital, the pilot was in critical condition after he received 60 percent artificial burns and had been referred to Nairobi for specialized treatment.

Ombiro said the other four all from Britain had received minor injuries on their heads, legs and hands but they were in stable condition.

             

 

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