A Kenya Airways jet with 114 people on board crashed early today,5th May,2007 after sending out a distress signal over a remote rainforest in southern Cameroon. The Boeing 737-800 which was carrying 114 people, including 105 passengers, from at least 23 countries went down near the town of Lolodorf, about 155 miles south of the coastal city of Douala, where it had taken off after midnight.
Kenya Airways CEO Titus Naikuni said the plane, which was almost new, took off an hour late because of rain. He said the distress call was issued automatically — "from a machine, not a pilot. He said search planes were flying over the forested area where the airliner gave off a distress signal, but no wreckage had been spotted.
No word on survivors yet.
I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best.