Sh683m police chopper crashes in Mathare North, Nairobi
Four police officers were seriously injured when their helicopter crashed on Thursday afternoon at Mathare North depot in Nairobi, Kenya Police Air-wing boss Col (rtd) Rogers Mbithi has confirmed.
The aircraft, which had four passengers, crash-landed at NYS College in Ruaraka.St John ambulance transferred the injured to Nairobi West Hospital for treatment.
The chopper is the recently acquired AgustaWestland helicopter at a cost of Sh683 million.
The six-seater chopper is said to have developed mechanical problems in the air and stayed in the air for estimated 20 -40 mins before it nose dived, a witness has said.
Crowdy mathare north residents struggling to have a view of the crashed police chopper. pic.twitter.com/6XYwmmvki8
— Fredrick Mirikau Ⓜ (@MirikauFredrick) September 8, 2016
Earlier in the day, another copter went down in Naivasha killing one.