In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 13th, July, 2020

Two Killed As Army Chopper Crashes

Two Killed As Military Chopper Crashes

Chopper crash

Chopper crash (File photograph)

 

Two army officers had been killed on Monday when a helicopter crashed in Machakos county, japanese Kenya, a Kenya Defence Forces, KDF, official mentioned.

 

The U.S.-made MD-530F gunship, which went down at about 11.00 a.m. in Kanyonga village, was on a coaching flight, heading for Garissa in northeast Kenya from Nairobi, KDF spokesman, Zipporah Kioko, mentioned.

 

The 2, of the rank of Main, died on the spot,’ Kioko mentioned in a press release.

 

The reason for the crash was not instantly established.

 

The chopper is amongst six U.S.-made gentle assault helicopter gunships that the Kenya Military Aviation acquired in January, authorities mentioned.

 

They had been a part of an preliminary order of 12 gentle assault and reconnaissance helicopters meant to boost the firepower of the army within the wake of sustained assaults by al-Shabab militants, they mentioned.

 

Xinhua/NAN

 

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