Light cargo plane crash over nairobi city

Mareeg.com-turboprop cargo plane, reportedly a converted Fokker 50, crashing after takeoff from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with a full load of Miraa on board, bound for the Somali capital of Mogadishu. Though feedback is still very sketchy it is confirmed that the plane hit what has been described as a commercial building in the area of Utawala shortly after 4 a.m.

The plane according to first feedback had a crew of 4 on board and their fate is presently not known though they are presumed dead on impact. No information is presently available if there are any casualties in the affected building. Emergency services are on the way to the scene and air accident investigators have been alerted by air traffic controllers which lost contact with the plane as it went down.

In view of the short time it was not possible to establish the plane’s owner and operator but details are being sought and will be updated here in due course.