A Kenya Army helicopter with two pilots onboard has on Monday crashed in Machakos County.
In a statement issued by Kenya Defense Forces(KDF), the helicopter Hughes 500MD was being used for training with two pilots who were evacuated afterwards.
“Today 13th July, 2020, at around 1130hrs, a Kenya Army helicopter (Hughes 500MD), crashed in the general area of Kithyoko, Machakos County.
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The aircraft was on a training flight. Onboard were two pilots who have since been evacuated from the crash site.” Said KDF
According to a reported compiled by Nation, the two pilots are reported to have succumbed to the crash.
They further confirmed that the helicopter crashed at farm in the area before an immediate rescue mission kicked off.