Dozens of rescue workers and journalists walking through the swamp at night reached the edge of the crash site but did not immediately find survivors.
Reporters said they had found only small, scattered pieces of wreckage before they had to abandon the search because of darkness and deep water. Teams said they would resume at first light and follow the debris trial in hopes of finding the main part of the wreckage.
The chief executive of Kenya Airways said he had no news about the plane's condition or about the 114 people who were on board.
No idea if there was any survivor or any possible casualties.
The cause of the crash remained unclear.
The wreckage was found about 12 miles southeast of Douala, along its flight path. It had been difficult to spot because it was hidden by a thick canopy of trees.
Still keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best.