Radio Africa Issues Statement On Services Affected By Limuru Plane Crash

Following a plane crash in Limuru Sunday afternoon that killed one person and injured two others, Radio Africa Group has released a statement on its affected services resulting from the crash.

Read the statement below.

RAG

An 8-seater plane with only a pilot on board – hit transmission masts in Limuru at around 4pm this afternoon and went down, killing the pilot.

Following heavy rains in the area – visibility has been extremely poor.

The plane subsequently crashed into a nearby house.  A woman and her child who were in the house that the plane crashed into were injured and have been rushed to hospital.

Transmission equipment at Radio Africa’s leading stations Classic fm, Kiss fm, Radio Jambo, East Fm and Bamba TV were totally damaged by the crash. The stations are now off air country-wide.

The company’s technical personnel are at the site assessing damage and working on a recovery plan.

Radio Africa’s CMO Caroline Mutoko however wishes to assure listeners and advertisers that “we are working through the night to restore services and will keep you updated on progress through our print & digital platforms and of course our other media partners”.

 

 

Pilot Reported Dead in Limuru Plane Crash

A pilot was killed when a plane headed for Wilson Airport crashed at about 4pm on a house and transmission site in Limuru. According to police reports, the pilot was the only person on board when the crash happened.

The pilot had left Naivasha for Nairobi in a PA28 plane registration 5Y-DMS. The airport officials said that the pilot was only identified as Torut and the plane he was in was badly damaged.

Several radio stations that rely on the masts in Limuru were forced off-air after the crash.