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Cargo plane crashes in Kenyan capital

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-07-02

A cargo plane crashed into a commercial building in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on Wednesday shortly after taking off from the city’s main airport with four crew members on board, the Kenyan Airports Authority (KAA) said.

Television footage showed the tail and wings of a white plane ripped in half outside a two-storey building, which was left in ruins by the force of the impact.

KAA said all the crew members were “feared to have perished,” while Kenyan media reported that they were dead.

“A Fokker 50 cargo plane with 4 people on board has this morning crashed at a commercial building in Utawala after taking off from JKIA,” KAA said on its Twitter feed.

The plane crashed into shops in Nairobi’s Embekasi neighbourhood near the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), where a terminal was gutted by a major fire last year.

JKIA is East Africa’s busiest airport and acts as vital travel gateway to the region.

(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS)

Date created : 2014-07-02

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