- The victims included a pilot and two officials who were escorting examination materials from Wajir to Arbajahan in the same area.
- The cause of the crash of the chopper whose registration was 5Y-SDL was not immediately established.
At least three people were Monday injured after a private chopper crashed at Wajir Airport.
The victims included a pilot and two officials who were escorting examination materials from Wajir to Arbajahan in the same area.
The chopper crashed less than a minute after taking off.
The cause of the crash of the chopper whose registration was 5Y-SDL was not immediately established.
Images from the scene showed the chopper badly damaged.
The victims who were on board were evacuated and rushed to hospital. Police said they were in stable condition.
“We are yet to know the cause of the crash but the victims are in hospital in stable condition,” said an official aware of the incident.
A team of experts visited the scene as part of the probe into the crash.
The examination materials were loaded onto a different chopper and flown to the centres albeit late.
This is the second crash to happen in less than two weeks.
On November 9, two Kenya Defence Forces pilots were admitted to hospital after their chopper crashed in the Kisamis area, Kajiado West.
This is after a Kenya Air Force, Fennec helicopter hit a power cable as it flew to Nairobi.
Officials said the incident happened on November 9 evening and was kept under the radar.
The chopper was badly damaged after the crash as military officials rushed to the scene to secure it.
It was later removed from the scene as investigations went on.
This is the second such Fennec helicopter to crash in four months.
In July this year, a similar chopper crashed in Chemolingot Stadium in Baringo County.
The chopper was carrying officials who were part of the entourage accompanying Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale on a security tour of the volatile region.
KDF said the helicopter hit a tree and crashed during take-off.
All persons onboard including government officials escaped unhurt.