Mar 4, 2019

Kenya helicopter crash: Americans and VIP pilot dead

A helicopter has crashed in northern Kenya, killing four American tourists and their Kenyan pilot, officials say. The helicopter reportedly crashed in Central Island National Park on Sunday. He had previously served as a Kenya Defence Forces pilot, but had been working for private firm, KIDL Helicopters, since March 2017. Richard Onyonka - a relative of the pilot and the areas MP - said Cpt Magonga had been cleared to fly several high profile guests in the past, including former US President Barack Obama. "[He] was one of the best helicopter pilots that money could buy," Mr Onyonka told Kenya's NTV. The accident comes just three weeks after a separate plane crash in the country, which killed five people including three Americans.

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