Four crew members are feared dead after a cargo plane crashes into a commercial building in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
The plane, which was carrying the mild stimulant khat crashed shortly after taking off from Nairobi’s main airport. Television footage showed the tail and wings of the plane ripped in half, next to a wrecked two storey building.
4people on board the cargo plane that crashed at Utawala are feared to have perished as @TransportKE investigations team arrive at the site.
— Kenya Airports (@Kenya_Airports) July 2, 2014
The Kenyan Airports Authority (KAA) said all crew members were “feared to have perished”. Kenyan media reported there were four crew members killed.
“A Fokker 50 cargo plane with four people on board has this morning crashed at a commercial building in Utawala after taking off from JKIA,” KAA said on its Twitter feed.
KAA also sent its condolences via Twitter to the families of those who died in the crash.
The plane was understood to be carrying a cargo of the mild stimulant khat (pictured, above).