Three Injured while on way to FlySax Rescue Operations
Three staff members of the Kenya Red Cross were injured after their vehicle crashed as they headed help with the search of the missing FlySax plane.
Three staff members of the Kenya Red Cross are fighting for their lives in hospital after their vehicle crashed as they headed to Njambini area in Kinangop to help with the search of the missing FlySax plane.
The three patients in critical conditions at the Nakuru General Hospital were with eight others when their vehicle collided head-on with a lorry at Kariamu area near Ol Kalou town. The hospital's medical superintendent Samuel Mwaura on Wednesday told The Nation that one of the patients suffered spinal cord injuries and requires specialised care.
Another staff sustained a fractured leg while the other survived the morning crash serious head injures. The other eight patients suffered soft-tissue injuries and were treated at the JM Memorial Hospital.
The FlySax-operated Cesna C208 craft, registration number 5Y-CAC, took off from Kitale airstrip at 4.05pm on Tuesday with 8 passengers and two crew members on board. The plane was last seen on the JKIA radar at 17.20pm. Phone signals from the plane were traced to the Aberdares ranges in Nyandarua County.
Teams from KCAA, Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) and the Air Accident Investigation Division of Kenya (AAID) were dispatched immediately the plane was reported missing. Search in the Aberdares went into Tuesday night and was called off due to darkness and bad weather in the dense forest.
Hunt for the plane has resumed but aerial search is still hampered by fog.
Source: Daily Nation