Loved ones to identify victims of tragic Kenyan plane crash

Wreck of the Fly Sax plane that went missing. The condition of the crew and passengers is still unknown

"It was raining with a heavy mist by the time we left the offices on Tuesday evening", he said.

"The search will be carried out for the next 24 hours until we are able to recover the lost aircraft", he said during a press briefing on Wednesday afternoon.

If any of the passengers had survived the crash they would likely have died from the freezing weather as they lay trapped inside the wreckage for nearly two days.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has consoled the families of the 10 people who died after a FlySax plane crashed in the Aberdare.

Family and friends of the missing passengers and crew gathered at Weston Hotel in Nairobi awaiting further information while others joined the rescue team in locating the plane.

The plane had been flying from the western town of Kitale to the capital, Nairobi.

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The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said the phone signals of the two pilots were traced to Njabini area in Kinangop in central Kenya.

Crashes involving light aircraft are often reported in Kenya.

"The search has been halted due in the Aberdares because of bad weather and will resume on Thursday at 6 a.m".

It was enroute to Nairobi from Kitale on Tuesday and was scheduled to land at 5:20pm, the same time that it went off the radar.

The plane was about 60 kilometres from its destination and the two female pilots on board had contacted the tower when the contact went missing.

Some of the relatives drove from Kitale to the site for the search even as teams using a chopper for the mission cited bad weather as the reason for the delays in the job.

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