Frantic Scenes as Police Chopper Crash-lands at Wilson Airport

  • Frantic scenes were witnessed at Wilson airport on Saturday, November  2, after a police helicopter was forced to crash-land on one of the runways.

    A report shared by K24 revealed that the chopper was registered as 5Y-SFA (Mil Mi-17 Hip).

    The reports further stated that the helicopter was forced to take the risky plunge onto the runway after developing mechanical problems on its final descent.

    Two police officers - a chief inspector attached to the Kenya Police Airwing and a flight engineer, were on board during the scary incident.

    A police helicopter and emergency rescue teams.

    The officers managed to walk away from the scene of the crash-landing unscathed.

    This came just 3 days after an aircraft operated by a local airline, Safarilink Caravan, skidded off the runway at Wilson Airport on landing from Lamu.

    One of the tyres of the aircraft bearing the registration number, 5Y-SLJ, is reported to have burst on making contact with the runway making the plane to skid off the runway at about 6:25 p.m.

    Just a day earlier, a passenger aircraft operated by Silverstone Air lost a wheel during take-off from the Lodwar airstrip.

    The plane then made an emergency landing at the Moi International Airport Eldoret.

    The aircraft that made an emergency landing landed on Monday, October 28 at Moi International Airport Eldoret after losing one wheel during take-off
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