Breaking!!! Police Aircraft Crashes And Hits Wilson Airport

An helicopter incident has left three police officers injured as the chopper downed at the Wilson Airport, Nairobi.

The aircraft, a Bell 206 with registration number 5Y-COP, was reportedly on a training session with an instructor and two trainees on board at the time of the clash.

National Police Airwing director Colonel Rogers Mbithi said their injuries are moderate and that they are stable after being rushed to the hospital for treatment.

The main cause of the crash-landing is yet unclear.

However, officials maintain the aircraft, which allegedly belongs to the National Police Airwing, was in good condition when it took off and may not be a technical issue.

Reports say the accident which took place around 1pm affected the landing and taking off of other planes.

Here Are Photos From The Crash

Kenyan Police Aircraft Crashes at Wilson Airport

Hundreds of people have died in plane crashes in the past few years all around the world and Kenya has had its own fair share.

In January 30, 2000 Kenyans, and the rest of the world was devastated by the tragic news of a Kenya Airways flight that crashed in the ocean shore off the coast of Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

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The crash claimed the lives of more than 20 Kenyans and 84 Nigerians. Officials blamed pilot error and weather conditions as the cause of the accident.

The crash, however, is considered as Kenya’s worst aviation accident and among the world’s worst aviation disasters. The plane had 179 people on board including 169 passengers and 10 crew members who downed into the Atlantic ocean near Ivory Coast.

Also, in 2012,  a crash occurred in the country’s Maasai Mara national park, killing two Kenyan pilots and two Germans. We can go on and on, but the good thing remains that the rate at which it occurs has dramatically dropped.