Three escape after police aircraft crashes near Wilson Airport


A police aircraft crashed metres away from the Wilson Airport runway on Saturday evening after developing mechanical problems while landing.
Two police officers attached to the Kenya Police Airwing and an engineer onboard during the accident escaped.
The chopper registration 5Y-SFA had landed from Garissa county and it was cleared for takeoff after a safety check up was conducted.
This incident comes five days after an aircraft operated by Safarilink plane a local airline, skidded off the runway at Wilson Airport while landing.
According to the airline, the plane skidded off the runway after a tyre burst.
The Safarilink plane incident happened just a day after a Silverstone Air plane traveling from Lodwar made an emergency landing at the Eldoret International Airport after it lost one of its rear tyres mid-air.
The Nairobi-bound plane, which had five passengers and five crew members, was forced to divert to Eldoret where it was granted emergency landing permission.


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