Two people died on Thursday, December 8, 2022, after a fixed-wing aircraft they were traveling on crashed at Kone area in Tsavo East National Park.
In a statement, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said the plane, a Cessna 185 registration number 5Y-DHS, belonged to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
“The plane, a Cessna 185 registration number 5Y-DHS, belonged to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT), crashed at around 7.15 hours while on patrol in Huri — the northeastern boundary of the park, regrettably instantly killing both occupants on board,” KWS said.
KWS and DSWT have since launched a probe into the incident.
“KWS and DSWT teams are at the scene to investigate the circumstances of the crash. KWS wishes to express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the deceased,” KWS added.