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27-Jul-15 5Y-HCC Robinson R44 Karuga, Kenya

Landing accident with helicopter ending on its starboard side.  3 POB not serious injured

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30-May-15 5Y-GYM Airbus EC130 Kinangop, Kenya

Emergency landing in potato field due to weather.  Passengers included Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi, nominated Senator Beatrice Elachi and Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa. Pilot named as Evans Sigilai

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08-Jan-15 ZK067 Bell 212 Nyeri, Kenya

British Army Air Corps helicopter slightly damaged in emergency landing in forest clearing on a training flight.  One report states they lost a tail rotor blade but this video clearly shows both still in place post incident

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24-Jun-14 Komu, Kenya

Crashed on routine training flight

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12-May-14 Mil Mi-24 Elwak, Kenya (1F)

1 fatality of 12 POB. Helicopter came down shortly after take off from Elwak in Mandera County, heading to Garissa County

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03-May-14 5Y-EVU Eurocopter AS350 Tipilikwani, Kenya

Helicopter damaged by passenger who “ran amok” with blade tie-down bar.  Damage included windscreen, fuselage and doors

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30-Dec-13 5Y-RDU Bell 407 Kwa Mathenge, Kenya

Three POB injured after reported loss of lower caused helicopter to come down

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17-Jun-13 5Y-KWW Bell 206L4 LongRanger Karatina, Kenya

Force landing in field due to sudden fog – between electricity lines and Karatina-Nairobi highway

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12-Aug-12 AF-808 Mil Mi-24 (1 of 3) Mount Kenya, Kenya (7F)

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 completely burnt out (photo), except the last part of the tail which revealed its serial AF-808.  All seven on board died – named as Capt. William Letti, Lt. Patrick Nahamya, 2nd Lt. Robert Mushabe, 2nd Lt. Nelson Mulumba, WO. David Kakube, Sgt. Mweshezi Rahumata and Sgt. Charles Lukwago.  Weather/Visibility was reportedly a factor.  The fourth helicopter, a Mi-8, continued to its intended destination

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12-Aug-12 AF-807 Mil Mi-24 (2 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 almost completely inverted on its rotorhead in an area of long grass – photo and another and tail photo showing AF-807 code.  It also carries the “AU” titles for the work it was intended for in Somalia.  8 on board, all survived.  Weather/Visibility was reportedly a factor  The fourth helicopter, a Mi-8, continued to its intended destination

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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

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05-Aug-12 G-CMCC Robinson R44 Nairobi, Kenya

Low-rotor-rpm horn sounded on climb-out.  Skids hit uneven ground during run-on landing, causing helicopter to fall on its side.  Two occupants exited safely only to watch the helicopter be consumed by post-crash fire.  see also http://www.3CapesHeliChallenge.com/

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10-Jun-12 5Y-CDT Eurocopter AS350B3e Ngong Hills, Kenya (6F)

Crashed in woodland killing Kenya’s Security Minister, George Saitoti and his deputy Orwa Ojode, pilots Luke Oyugi, Nancy Gituanja and bodyguards Inspector Joshua Tonkei and Sergeant Thomas Murimis.  Only small size items remain after post-crash fire.  Helicopter had only been delivered earlier this year (see HeliHub.com story and local Kenyan story).  See also this YouTube video

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17-Dec-11 Eurocopter AS350 Keiyo, Kenya

Crashed shortly after take-off with two high profile politicians on board – total 5POB.  Potential damage is to port skid?  But it may just be uneven ground.

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16-Oct-11 Liboi, Kenya (5F)

“Late Sunday evening, a military helicopter crashed and caught fire inside Kenya from an apparent mechanical malfunction, a diplomat and a resident said. No civilian casualties were reported but the status of the pilots on board was not immediately known.”

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04-Apr-11 KAF-1103 Mil Mi-17 Juja, Kenya

Kenya military spokesman said “The crew was on normal routine training when it reported a mechanical problem. The crew jumped out after it touched the ground. It then burst into flames”

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17-Aug-10 5Y-RWR Eurocopter EC130 Lake Tukan, Kenya

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08-Mar-10 (Type/Serial TBA) Kabarak airstrip, Nakuru, Kenya

Probably a Eurocopter SA330J Puma

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02-Jul-09 ZE449 Eurocopter SA330 Kenya

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25-Jun-09 5Y- Kiwayu island, Kenya (1F)

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26-May-09 MD Helicopters MD500 Hulugo, Kenya

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11-May-09 5Y-UKW Mil Mi-17 Kapsabet, Kenya

Failed to gain height on take-off and crashed to the ground, falling onto its starboard side

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??-Mar-09 XW209 Eurocopter SA330 Kenya

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