Kenya calls off searching for missing aircraft following bad weather

Kenya calls off searching for missing aircraft following bad weather

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.

"We spotted the crashed plane and rescue teams found no survivors from the passenger and the crew".

On Thursday, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Chief Executive Gilbert Kibe dismissed reports that the plane had some mechanical problems even as questions were bound of contradicting information which emerged on Wednesday.

It was confirmed by the broadcaster that Pinkerton was a missionary working in West Pokot county where he was overseeing activities of a children home.

Rescue teams from police, Kenya Wildlife Service and responders concentrated the area stretching to Aberdares forest after signals showed it could be there.

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

"He was among the passengers of the plane".

The missing 12-passenger plane is operated by East Africa Safari Air Express (FlySax), a subsidiary of Fly540. "We expect to conclude it in the next one hour", the PS said.

The Cessna C208 aircraft, registration number 5Y-CAC, left a Kitale airstrip in Trans-Nzoia County at 4.05pm for Nairobi but lost contact with the control tower at 5.20pm.