Many Feared Killed As Kenyan Military Helicopter Crashes

Kenya’s military said its aircraft on a training mission crash-landed in Kajiado County, southeast of Nairobi early Thursday.

Zipporah Kioko, Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) spokesperson, said the Mi-171E AirForce helicopter crashed at the Ol Tepesi area in Ngong at around 9:00 a.m. local time.

“Rescue missions are underway,” Kioko said in a brief statement.

Witnesses said the aircraft immediately burst into flames after crashing.

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