Two rescued in Wilson Airport chopper crash
Two occupants of a chopper were Sunday afternoon rescued and rushed to hospital after it crash-landed and burst into flames at the Wilson Airport, Nairobi.
Police and witnesses said the chopper was taking off when it came down few seconds later and burst into flames.
One of those injured is said to be the owner of the aircraft and was in the company of another occupant. They are both Zambians and were headed for Tanzania when the incident happened.
The chopper is said to have come from Juba in South Sudan and had made a stop-over at Wilson Airport.
Police say the pilot was supposed to land in Mwanza for another stop-over before heading to their country.
Preliminary findings show the chopper developed mechanical problems few minutes after taking off.
Airport CID boss Joseph Ngisa said experts were on the ground to gather more information on the crash.
“The plane crash landed near the fence of the airport and so far two occupants have been rescued and rushed to hospital but it was burnt completely,” said Ngisa.
The incident came months after a police chopper crashed within Ngong Forest and burnt six occupants including the then internal security minister George Saitoti and his assistant Orwa Ojode.
The cause of both crashes is yet to be known.
Source The Standard
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