At least two people died after a plane crashed into the rocky Vuria hill in Taita Taveta County on Monday night, May 31, 2021.
According to reports, the light aircraft (identified as Cessna 172), was heading to Mombasa following its departure from Arusha, Tanzania.
Sources indicate that the plane was carrying two people who died in the crash while other media outlets indicate the plane had carried three people who all perished in the accident.
It is said to have slammed into a cliff in Mwanda at around 8 p.m. (Vuria Hill), with poor visibility resulting from the heavy fog in the air mooted as a possible cause for the tragic accident.
Fog is the most common visibility limiter in aviation. It has the ability to limit surface visibility to less than 1km. The rapid reduction in visibility occurs, primarily, with advection types of fog – along coastlines or in upslope conditions such as Vuria.
The area Chief accompanied by police officers and other emergency responders made their way to the scene of the wreckage, however, initial reports revealed that all souls on board the aircraft died in the crash.
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