Pilots, Tourists killed in Kenya Maasai Mara plane crash

By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 23rd, 2012

A Kenyan Wildlife ranger searches for survivors at the site of a Somalia-bound Ugandan attack helicopter crash at Mount Kenya, August 13, 2012. Uganda said on Monday the pilot and four crew of the helicopter that made an emergency landing in Kenya had been rescued but two other gunships and ten crew members were still missing in the same area. REUTERS/Peter Greste

Two German tourists and two Kenyan pilots have been killed in a plane crash.

The twin-engine aircraft carrying 11 holidaymakers came down in Kenya’s Maasai Mara game reserve.

The nine survivors have been airlifted to hospital in the capital Nairobi, three are in a serious condition.

The plane failed to gain altitude just after take-off.

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