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.
commander Titus Munyoki who arrived at the scene soon after the
accident confirmed that one middle aged woman had died after the
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
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
Ombiro said the other four all from Britain had received
minor injuries on their heads, legs and hands but they were in