Tragic Loss: Plane Crash Claims Lives of 8 Brave Kenyan Military Officers

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8 Kenyan military officers killed in plane crash

A military helicopter crashed in northwestern Kenya on Thursday, resulting in the deaths of at least eight senior officers, a security source has confirmed, reported Xinhua.

The Huey helicopter of the Kenya Defence Forces took off from a local primary school in Elgeyo Marakwet County before going down and bursting into flames.

The military officials onboard the helicopter had been at the school for its opening, which had been refurbished by the military. President William Ruto has called for an urgent meeting of the National Security Council at the State House, Nairobi, in response to the accident.

The cause of the crash has not yet been determined. Witnesses reported that the KDF chopper, which was allegedly carrying Chief of Defence Forces Francis Ogolla, crashed and caught fire about two kilometers away from where it took off, along the Elgeyo Marakwet-West Pokot border.

"We saw the chopper come down and when we rushed to the scene we found the chopper up in flames," said Evans Kipkosgei, a resident. He noted that the area was immediately secured by KDF officers from Kerio Valley.

"A number of burnt bodies were removed from the wreckage," Kipkosgei added.

KDF has not yet issued an official report regarding the tragic crash.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

11 Comments
  1. EmilySmith23 says

    Were there any survivors in this tragic helicopter crash in Kenya?

    1. JohnDavis87 says

      Unfortunately, there were no survivors in the helicopter crash. It’s a tragic loss for the Kenyan military. Our thoughts are with the families of the officers who lost their lives in this accident.

  2. EmilyJohnson says

    It’s truly heartbreaking to hear about the loss of 8 military officers in the tragic helicopter crash. My thoughts and prayers go out to their families and loved ones during this difficult time. It’s important that a thorough investigation is conducted to determine the cause of the accident and prevent such tragedies in the future.

  3. EmilySmith93 says

    A tragic incident indeed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the military officers who lost their lives in this unfortunate plane crash. It’s devastating to hear about such a loss of life, and I hope that the authorities can swiftly determine the cause of the crash to prevent similar incidents in the future.

  4. AliceSmith says

    I am deeply saddened by the news of the tragic plane crash in Kenya. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased military officers during this difficult time.

  5. EmilySmith1990 says

    It’s truly heart-wrenching to hear about the loss of these brave Kenyan military officers in the helicopter crash. My deepest condolences to the families and loved ones affected by this tragic incident. May they rest in peace.

  6. NoraSmith87 says

    Such a tragic event. My heart goes out to the families of the fallen officers. It’s a reminder of the risks our military personnel take every day to serve and protect. Rest in peace.

  7. EmilySmith says

    I am deeply saddened by the news of this tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of brave Kenyan military officers. My thoughts are with their families and loved ones during this difficult time. It’s crucial that a thorough investigation is conducted to determine the cause of the crash and prevent such tragedies in the future.

  8. Amy Johnson says

    Was there any distress signal from the helicopter before it crashed?

    1. John Smith says

      Yes, witnesses reported that the helicopter suddenly came down and caught fire, indicating that there might not have been a distress signal prior to the crash. The investigation will hopefully provide more details on the cause of this tragic incident.

  9. EmilySmith92 says

    How could such a tragic accident have happened to the brave Kenyan military officers? Was there any indication of what caused the helicopter to crash?

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