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Midair Collision Occurs Between A Safarilink Dash8  and a Cessna 172


A Safarilink Aviation de Havilland Dash 8-300 and a Cessna 172 collided midair shortly after takeoff from Nairobi Wilson Airport.



The Safarilink flight, operating as F2-53, was en route from Nairobi Wilson to Diani in Kenya.


As the Dash 8-300 climbed out of Wilson Airport, the crew suddenly heard a loud bang prompting the crew to return to Wilson Airport.


The aircraft landed without further incident, and there were no injuries reported among the passengers and crew.


The Cessna 172, operated by a local flying school, was on a training flight with two occupants on board.


Tragically, both occupants lost their lives when the Cessna crashed in the Nairobi National Park. The collision occurred in the skies above the park, and the wreckage of the Cessna came to rest within its boundaries.


Kenya’s Civil Aviation Authority initiated an investigation into the incident. The Air Accident Investigation Department (AAID) and the National Police Service are leading the efforts to determine the cause of the collision



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