By Franklin Walla
Two people died Thursday evening after a Kenya Wildlife Service patrol aircraft crashed in Nanyuki.
The two -- a pilot and a passenger -- were KWS staff members.
The Husky aircraft of registration number 5Y-KWL crashed immediately after takeoff from Nanyuki Civil Airport.
The aircraft, which is under the National Air Support Department, had completed a routine patrol at Solio Rhino Sanctuary and was en route to Meru National Park, when the accident occurred.
“KWS in collaboration with Mountain Rescue, are on the ground for evacuation operations,” said KWS in a press statement on Thursday night.
“The cause of the crash is yet to be established, and investigations are underway,” added KWS.