(Xinhua) -- Kenya’s civil
aviation authority has launched investigations into the
recent cases of air accidents in the country as another
light aircraft crash-landed in the coastal region on
A flight instructor and her student
from Kenya School of Flying survived a crash in Malindi
Thursday after their training plane crash-landed. The
plane had taken off from the local airport for training
sessions before it crashed at the Malanga Primary school
Malindi Airport manager Walter Agong said the plane
may have developed mechanical problems before crash
landing and that the instructor and her student had
slight injuries. They have been taken to hospital.
"It was a training flight (5Y- GSM) and it had just
left the airport with two occupants on board.
"From what we have got, it was a crash-landing,"
Local government official Hesbone Mzaro said the
plane crashed after developing mechanical problems.
He said it wobbled in the air before landing at the
Witnesses said the plane damaged its front landing
Questions have been raised following several
incidents recently in parts of Kenya, including the
capital Nairobi and Naivasha in northwest Kenya.
The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) said
Thursday a total of four aircraft accidents had recently
occurred in the Kenyan airspace which have resulted in
It said the planes involved in the accidents in the
last three weeks include two choppers belonging to
police and two Cessna planes belonging a flying club.
The authority said it was concerned about these
accidents and probes were underway.