A Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) pilot died on Thursday after a plan he was flying crashed in Kajiado County.

The plane crashed at 7:38am at Orly Airstrip in Magadi during a what the service has termed as a routine training exercise. 

According to a statement from KWS, the plane was an Autogyro aircraft model MTOSport2010, registration 5Y-KWV, which was used for park patrols. 

The service indicated that an investigation had been launched to establish the exact cause of the early morning fatal plane accident. 

The KWS fraternity took the opportunity to send their messages of condolence to the family, friends and colleagues of the unnamed pilot who died in the crash.