Many Soldiers Dead, As Another Military Plane Crashes

According to the military and local media, at least ten Kenyan troops were killed on Thursday when a chopper carrying them crashed while landing near Nairobi.

The Kenya Air Force Mi 171 E helicopter crashed in the county of Kajiado at around 9 a.m. (0600 GMT), according to the military. According to domestic media reports quoting a government administrator in the area, at least 10 troops were killed and another 13 were injured.

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Those who were injured were airlifted to the military hospital in Nairobi for treatment, the military said, adding that air accident investigators were at the scene of the crash.

The soldiers aboard were on a training mission, officials said.


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