THelicopter Crashes In Kenya, Lake Turkana
A helicopter reportedly crashed in Central Island National Park in Lake Turkana, of Kenya.
Police confirmed that two helicopters had landed on the Iisland’s Labolo tented camp on Sunday evening – one flew away safely. The cause of the crash is not known.
Local media say the pilot, Mario Magonga, once worked for the country’s deputy president and had extensive training and experience.
He had previously served as a Kenya Defence Forces pilot, but had been working for a private firm, KIDL Helicopters, since March 2017.
Richard Onyonka – a relative of the pilot and the area’s MP – said Cpt Magonga had been cleared to fly several high profile guests in the past, including former US President Barack Obama.
“[He] was one of the best helicopter pilots that money could buy,” Mr Onyonka told Kenya’s NTV.