Plane crash claims another life in Kenya

By August 10, 2009

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.

Financial support is needed for each of the families. Click here to help.


  • Ryan says:

    I met Ryan a day before the crash at Aim’s hanger, he was a really nice and cool guy. It was terrible to hear about this. We were in Kenya for a few weeks and decided to ride over and check out the hanger and talk to the guys over there about all they do. Hope his family is doing well.

  • levi says:

    Ryan was my Dad and I mess him so so much and I wish that it didn’t happen

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