Four people escaped unhurt after a light aircraft which was carrying them crash-landed near a national park early Thursday, aviation authorities said.

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) said the four, a pilot and three tourists, were destined for Selenkay conservancy in Amboseli National Park when the 5Y-CHR aircraft operated by Yellow Wings suffered an accident.

“The pilot and three passengers on board have been reported as safe and unharmed,” KCAA director-general Gilbert Kibe said in a statement.

Kibe said the aircraft which departed from Wilson Airport in Nairobi at 7.20 a.m. had an engine fault and made a forced landing an at area in Kajiado county, southeast of Nairobi at 7.45 a.m.

“A helicopter has been dispatched by the operator to rescue and deliver the passengers to the planned destination,” Kibe said. Enditem



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