TRAINEE KILLED

One killed in KWS aircraft crash at Isinya

Trainee killed during routine training exercises at Orly Airpark.

In Summary

• The accident involved an AutoGyro aircraft model MTOsport2010 registered 5Y-KWV.

• A KCAA official said a thorough investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the accident

The scene where one person was killed after an aircraft belonging to the Kenya Wildlife Service was involved in a crash.
The scene where one person was killed after an aircraft belonging to the Kenya Wildlife Service was involved in a crash.
Image: COURTESY

One person has been killed after an aircraft belonging to the Kenya Wildlife Service was involved in a crash on Thursday.

KWS acting corporate communication manager Paul Jinaro confirmed the incident.

The AutoGyro aircraft model MTOsport2010 registered 5Y-KWV that wa involved in the crash.
The AutoGyro aircraft model MTOsport2010 registered 5Y-KWV that wa involved in the crash.
Image: COURTESY

Jinaro said the deceased was a trainee.

 

“Today KWS is sad to confirm we, unfortunately, suffered an aircraft accident at 07.38a m that resulted in one fatality and the loss of the aircraft. The accident involved an AutoGyro aircraft model MTOsport2010 registered 5Y-KWV," a Kenya Civil Aviation Authority official said.

The scene where one person was killed after an aircraft belonging to the Kenya Wildlife Service was involved in a crash.
The scene where one person was killed after an aircraft belonging to the Kenya Wildlife Service was involved in a crash.
Image: COURTESY

The accident occurred at Orly Airpark during routine training exercises.

"A thorough investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the accident. We convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved,” the official said.