Two people have been confirmed dead after two planes collided mid-air.

The accident involved a safari link plane that was heading to Diani and  Cessna 172 Skyhawk, Reg 5Y-NNJ, belonging to the Ninety Nines Flying School.

While the Safari Link Plane managed to land at Wilson airport, the Cessna 172 crashed in Nairobi National Park, killing the a trainee pilot and instructor who were on board.

In a statement, Safarilink reported that there were no casualties on their side. The incident occurred at around 9.45 am on Tuesday

“Safarilink Aviation wishes to report that this morning at 9:45 Local Time our flight number 053 with 39 passengers and 5 crew on board headed to Diani experienced a loud bang soon after take-off. The crew decided to immediately turn back to Nairobi-Wilson Airport for further inspection and assessment and landed safely. There were no casualties reported,” said Safarilink in a statement.

The Kenya Aviation Authority has launched investigations to establish the cause of the collision.

“Investigations have commenced through various agencies led by the Air Accident Investigation Department (MID) and the National Police Service to establish the cause of the accident,” the authority said.

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