ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome
A Cessna 172, registered as 5Y-GSM, crashed yesterday near Malindi while on a training flight. The plane’s Manufacturers Serial Number 152-81599 was ascertained through the aircraft registry site which is available for public information.
The aircraft was assembled in 1978 and is now 38 years old, in itself no problem as long as regular prescribed maintenance is carried out to keep the plane in a state of airworthiness.
Reportedly on a training flight out of Malindi did the aircraft develop unspecified technical problems not long after taking off and eventually managed to land in the compound of a primary school, thankfully not injuring anyone on the ground though sustaining damage to the undercarriage and propeller.