Uganda Mil-24 Hind Helicopters Crash, 2-Crashed and BurnedAugust 14 | Posted by David Goldman | Intelligence News, Military Intelligence
Kenya Defense officials have confirmed finding two burnt wreckage of 2 Mil-24 attack helicopters in the thick jungle of Mount Kenya forest.
According to KDF spokesperson Bogita Ongeri, “The aircraft have been found but they are all burnt, and we do not know the fate of the crew.” He said.
The helicopters wreckage was found by a fixed wing aircraft belonging to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) hovering at low attitude on the dense canopy of the forest, intelligence reports show.
The actual state of the helicopters is 1- crashed and burned and the other crashed and overturned.
The fate of the crew which is estimated to be between 10 and 14 is still unconfirmed.
Intelligence from Strategic Intelligence database does not show any radio communication between these two helicopters and KDF at Laikipia or Garisa airbase.
UPDF Mil 24 attack helicopters were en-route Somalia to backup AU forces battling Al-Shabaab militants.
Questions about the capacity of the helicopters radio and radar systems have arisen while various security protocols and procedures including possession of tracer rounds and flares used to signal distress and attract help have also come up.