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Two killed in helicopter crash in Kenya


Two people were killed on Monday after a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) helicopter crashed in Kenya’s Machakos County, the force said.

“Today 13th July, 2020, at around 1130hrs, a Kenya Army helicopter (Hughes 500MD), crashed in the general area of Kithyoko, Machakos County,” a KDF statement said.

“The aircraft was on a training flight. Onboard were two pilots who have since been evacuated from the crash site.”

The cause of the crash had not been established by the time of publication.

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The helicopter was among six aircrafts that were acquired by the Kenyan government in January 2020 from the United States in efforts to bolster the KDF’s air vigilance against terrorism.

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