Four dead in Kenya cargo plane crash

The wreckage of the Fokker 50 cargo plane after it crashed shortly after takeoff at Kenyatta International Airport. Credit: Reuters

Four people were killed when a cargo plane crashed shortly after take-off from the international airport in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi earlier today.

The Fokker 50 aircraft, which was transporting cargo to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, crashed into a residential building after taking off from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, said the airport's head of police investigations.

No one on the ground was harmed, and the four bodies of those in the plane were recovered.