KDF Hughes MD500 Helicopter Crash & Burns in Bargoni Army Camp Injuring Troops

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KDF suffered a loss when their Hughes MD-500 Defender helicopter drawn from its elite 50 air calvarly battalion crashed in Bargoni army camp in Lamu County in coastal Kenya.

The crew suffered critical injuries after the helicopter crashed and burned as it landed at the military camp.

Military Intelligence reports show the MD-500 combat helicopter was returning from an operation.

The helicopter was landing when it developed mechanical problems. It crashed and burned after the pilot lost control.

The crew, 2 pilots, survived the crash but are reportedly in critical condition.


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As a former Commander of this Unit, I wish the injured personnel a quick recovery. I know how my previous Aircrew feel about the incident but urge the rest of the Aircrew to continue defending the Country. I am still proud of you and be blessed. Brigadier (RTD) Emiliano Tonui.

we need to up our military, uganda has been arming itself incase war spills over from Burundi south Sudan and Car.. isis is already in Egypt.. alshabaab are tiny babies compared to isis.. we need to see apaches or ka50 alligators.. quick recovery to our pilots