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Two fatalities reported in mid-air plane collision in Nairobi, Kenya

A collision between two planes occurred at Nairobi National Park, resulting in at least two fatalities. Fortunately, 44 others escaped unharmed during the incident on Tuesday morning.

Involved in the collision was a Dash 8 aircraft owned by Safari Link, carrying 44 passengers and crew en route to Diani. The other aircraft was a Cessna plane conducting a training session with two occupants.

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The Cessna crashed within the park, while the Dash 8 safely returned to Wilson Airport. Both planes had departed from Wilson Airport, as confirmed by officials who also reported two fatalities in the accident.

Safarilink Aviation confirmed the incident but assured that none of their passengers sustained.

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“Safarilink Aviation wishes to report that this morning at 9:45 Local Time our flight number 053 with 39 passengers and 5 crew on board headed to Diani experienced a loud bang soon after take-off.”

“The crew decided to immediately turn back to Nairobi-Wilson Airport for further inspection and assessment and landed safely. There were no casualties reported,” the operator said.

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According to their statement, Safarilink Aviation and the appropriate authorities have been notified and are jointly investigating the incident.

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