According to sources quoted by Standard, Captain Barbra Wangeci Kamau and First Officer Jean Mureithi were not conversant with the route, and after they complained to the control centre, the controller at JKIA insisted that they should use the route.
Let me thank the search and rescue teams drawn from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, the Kenya Wildlife Service, the Kenya Air Force, Red Cross and elsewhere.
"The search has been halted due in the Aberdares because of bad weather and will resume on Thursday at 6 a.m".
The plane was about 60 kilometres from its destination and the two female pilots on board had contacted the tower when the contact went missing. Phone signals from the plane have been located in the Aberdares in Nyandarua County.
Director General Gilbert Kibe indicated that an investigation has been launched into the accident that occurred on Tuesday when the aircraft operated by FlySax crashed enroute to Nairobi from Kitale, killing 10 people on board.
Rescue teams have been mobilised and a search for the missing aircraft in mountainous areas where the signals were located is underway, but bad weather is hampering the efforts.
The plane from Kitale that had 8 passengers and two crew, members went off the radar at 5:20pm, the exact time it was expected to land at the Wilson Airport in Nairobi.