"The last message was received in Douala after takeoff and thereafter the tower was unable to contact the plane," Kenya Airways CEO Titus Naikuni said Saturday.
The 737-800 was carrying 106 passengers, eight crew members and a flight engineer, he said.
"We have no details about what has happened to the aircraft," Naikuni said.
The flight departed Douala at 12:05 a.m. and was to arrive in Nairobi at 6:15 a.m. The flight originated in Ivory Coast but stopped in Cameroon to pick up more passengers, the airline said.
The airline opened a crisis management center near the airport.
George Muhoho, managing director of the Kenya Airports Authority, said he had no details other than what was on the airline's statement.
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