12-Aug-12 AF-8** Mil Mi-24 (3 of 3) Mount Kenya, Kenya

Three Mi-24 helicopters of a group of four ferrying from Uganda to Somalia impacted Mount Kenya in poor weather and in close formation – all three wrecks within 1km of each other approx 11,000ft above sea level.  This helicopter ended up in a 45 degree left bank situation in a wooded area (photo).  7 on board, all survived, but with serious injuries.  It also carries a yellow “3” on the nose and the AU titles for the work it was intended for in Somalia.  Pilot was Lt.Col Chris Kasaija.  Weather/Visibility was reportedly a factor.  The fourth helicopter, a Mi-8, continued to its intended destination

Date:
12 August, 2012
Make:
Mil
Model:
Mi-24
Location:
Mount Kenya
Country:
Kenya
Operator:
Ugandan-Air-Force
Link:
http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/634099-wreckage-of-the-two-army-helicopters-found.html
Link:
http://fox2now.com/2012/08/14/crews-rescued-after-ugandan-helicopters-crash/
Link:
http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000064074&pageNo=1

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