Kenya (MNN) — It's been 10 days since the tragic AIM Air crash near the Nairobi Wilson Airport. Now, the ministry is mourning yet another loss as a result of that accident. 33-year-old Ryan Williams from North Carolina, a passenger in the AIM Air plane that went down August 1st, died of his severe injuries Friday morning.
Williams, a mechanic with AIM Air, was flown to South Africa last week to be treated for his severe burns when he succumbed to his injuries. He is survived by his wife, Dawn, and four children.
The pilot of the aircraft, 35-year-old Frank Toews, did not survive the crash.
Two other passengers have some broken bones, minor burns, cuts and bruises but are expected to make a full recovery.
AIM's Associate International Director Ian Campbell says, "Please pray in particular for Dawn and her four children as they grieve, that the Lord would sustain and strengthen them through His Word and by His power and grace as we continue to remember Tiffany [the pilot's wife] and her four children."
Campbell continued, "We take great comfort in the hope of the resurrection and the assurance that Ryan and Frank, as children of the King, are both now in His presence free of pain and suffering, enjoying the glories of the God whom they loved."
The cause of the crash is still unknown. AIM Air voluntarily grounded their pilots and aircraft to help facilitate the investigation. AIM Air is also working closely with Kenya Aviation Authorities as they conduct their own investigation.