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No survivors reported in Kenyan plane crash

June 7, 2018 10:45 pm

The two Fijians on-board the crashed Kenyan Cessna Caravan aircraft are now believed to have died.

Kenyan media – Standard is reporting that the search and rescue teams have arrived at the crash site and are reporting that there are no survivors of the eight passengers and two crew members that were on-board the aircraft.

Fijian Missionary Pastor Sakaraia Mataka and his 15-year-old son Paula Tekei were among the passengers on board the ill-fated plane.

According to a statement from the Christian Mission Fellowship International Church, Pastor Mataka has been based in Kitale, Kenya for more than 10 years together with his family.

The Pastor and his son were on their way to Fiji.

Pastor Mataka is from Udu in Vanua Levu.

The Cessna C208 aircraft went missing on Tuesday after leaving Kitale at 4pm, losing contact with the control tower over Aberdares forest an hour and twenty minutes later.

The plane was sighted on yesterday morning, however bad weather hampered search and rescue efforts led by the Kenya Defence Force and Kenya Police.

It is believed the plane flew into a bad storm.