Kenya Air Force Mi-171E Helicopter Crashes Killing 10 Onboard

Kenya Air Force Mi-171E Helicopter Crashes Killing 10 Onboard
One of two Mi-171E remaining in Kenyan Air Force service, the third have been written off. c/n 4308. Seen waiting to depart Wilson Airport, Nairobi, Kenya – Credits: Alan Wilson

A KAF Mil Mi-171E helicopter is said to have crashed in Ol Tepesi area, Ngong, Kajiado County during a training mission. The helicopter was destroyed by fire.

According to an official report, ten occupants died in the crash and thirteen occupants who were seriously injured were rescued.

The Kenya Air Force Mi 171 E helicopter crashed at around 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) in the county of Kajiado, the military said in a statement. At least 10 of the troops were killed and another 13 injured, domestic media reported, citing a government administrator in the area.

Those who were injured were airlifted to the military hospital in Nairobi for treatment, the military said, adding that air accident investigators were at the scene of the crash.

The soldiers aboard were on a training mission, officials said.

Kenya´s military confirmed the crash but did not give details.


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