KENYA: HELICOPTER DEBRIS FOUND AS SEARCH FOR BODIES CONTINUE

NAIROBI, The debris of the ill-fated helicopter that crashed in Lake Nakuru with five people on board has been washed up the shore but bodies are yet to be found.

Rescue operators have also recovered a first aid kit and Pilot’s bag from the debris as efforts to retrieve the bodies continue.

The exercise kicked off Sunday morning at 9am after it was called off on Saturday night with lake Nakuru national deputy Warden Aaron Sang saying so far they have only recovered the debris of the helicopter and not the bodies.

There are no survivors in the 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 does 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.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK