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Family and friends of the missing passengers and crew gathered at Weston Hotel in Nairobi awaiting further information while others joined the rescue team in locating the plane.

On board were the pilot, Captain Barbra Wangeci Kamau, and First Officer and co-pilot Jean Mureithi.

True to Peter's account, it has now emerged that the plane's trip from Kitale to Nairobi was dogged by bad weather which necessitated a change in routes.

The wreckage of FlySax plane that went missing on Tuesday has been located in South West of the Aberdares.

The plane had been carrying two pilots and eight passengers.

All 10 people aboard a small plane which crashed Tuesday in a mountainous region in central Kenya are dead, government officials told CNN Thursday.

However, the search mission was delayed due to bad weather.

On Tuesday evening Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCCA) Director-General Gilbert Kibe confirmed that the flight, registration number 5Y CAC, lost contact with the control tower at 5 pm.

Crashes involving light aircraft are reported often in Kenya.

According to the National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU) Deputy Director Pius Masai, ground rescue teams were dispatched at dawn in search for the missing plane.

The plane belonging to FlySax and operated by East African Safari Air Express was destined for the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi from Kitale when it went missing.

As at the time of the address around 2pm, the police were yet to being the search for the missing plane, almost 20 hours after it was reported missing.