NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
At least five people including three
journalists were injured on Wednesday after a light
aircraft crashed a few minutes after take-off from
Wilson Airport in Nairobi.
Airwing Commandant Rodgers Mbithi said the Cesna 206
plane was ferrying three journalists- two reporters and
a cameraman- to a political rally by the opposition
leaders in Baringo when it crashed in Kibera in the
rushed the injured to the hospital,” said Mbithi, noting
that the victims are in stable condition. Eye witnesses
said the plane was badly damaged.
on the ground to establish the cause of the crash. The
victims including the pilot were rushed to hospital,”
journalists were injured and later rushed to Nairobi
Hospital in a stable condition. The pilot was seriously
injured, witnesses said.
“They are in
stable condition and we have talked to them in
hospital,” said one of their colleagues who saw them.
Witnesses said they heard the plane coming down with a
funnily before it crashed and rolled disintegrating
moments after take off,” said a witness. The scene of
the crash is about two kilometers from the airport.
Red Cross Society said it was it was responding to the
scene. The opposition, the National Super Alliance
(NASA) leaders were holding a series of rallies in