Kenya police: 5 dead including 3 Americans in plane crash

AP , Wednesday 13 Feb 2019

A Kenyan police official says a small plane has crashed in the country's west killing all five people on board, including three Americans.

Kericho County Commander James Mugera said Wednesday the Cessna plane crashed at Kamwingi area in Londiani in western Kenya. Photographs of the crash site show a single engine plane.

He said the names of the dead are not being released until their families are informed.

Mugera said the plane was heading to Lodwar town in the country's north with the pilot and four tourists. Police said the pilot was Kenyan and the nationality of one of the passengers on board has not yet been established.

Small plane crashes have become more frequent in Kenya, but many are not fatal.

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