No survivors in chopper crashes in lake Nakuru

There are no survivors in the Lake Nakuru chopper accident on Saturday morning with the five passengers on board feared to have perished.

A statement by Kenya Civil Aviation Authority confirming the accident says the five passengers included a male pilot, three male passengers as well as one female passenger.

The statement further clarified that the helicopter is owned and operated by Flex Air Charters run by Capt. Bootsy Mutiso and doesn’t not belong to President Uhuru Kenyatta as reported in a section of media.

Rescue efforts are ongoing with the Authority also saying it has launched investigations as to the cause of the accident .

Three of the five passengers are said to be employees of Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and were headed for Jubilee presidential campaigns in Narok County.

Earlier, the National Disaster Management Unit Deputy Director Pius Masai said the team is in place facilitating the search and rescue operations alongside the Kenya Navy.

 

 

 

  

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