A private helicopter crashed in Lake Nakuru this morning shortly after taking off from a hotel in Nakuru. The helicopter which had 5 occupants including Nakuru Senator’s members of communication team members, was heading to a Jubilee campaign rally in Narok.
Confirming the incident this morning, Nakuru OCPD said that they were still awaiting confirmation from the rescue team which had already rushed to the scene.
However, information which has just come from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) confirmed the worst fears that there could be no survivors not the crash.
“The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority wishes to confirm that there was a Helicopter accident this morning at Lake Nakuru. Initial indications are that there are no survivors.” Read the statement from KCCA
In the statement, KCCA also indicated that there were 5 people on board which include a amle pilot, 3 male passengers and one female passenger.
The authority also said that the helicopter is owned by and operated by Flex Air Charters run by Cpt. Bootsy Mutiso contrary to reports circulated on social media that it belongs to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Investigations into the possible cause of the accident have been launched.