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Kenya Police considers suing Eurocopter over AS350B3e crash

Kenya Police considers suing Eurocopter over AS350B3e crash

Kenya Police are considering taking Eurocopter to court.  The basis is apparently that the manufacturer supplied a newer AS350B3e model and not the older AS350B3 that the police contracted for. (see full story) see also 10-Jun-12 5Y-CDT Eurocopter AS350B3e Ngong Hills, Kenya (6F)

Source: Kenya Broadcasting, 02-Nov-12

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… Read more »

10-Jun-12

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Kenya Police AS350B3e has fist Donaldson IBF in Africa

Kenya Police AS350B3e has fist Donaldson IBF in Africa

The first AS350B3e in Africa is flying with the first Donaldson AS350B3e Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system on the continent. Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) delivered the advanced filtration system via Eurocopter South Africa for installation on the Kenya Police Air-Wing’s new aircraft. Donaldson’s AS350 IBF will be… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 10-Feb-12

Kenya Police Air Wing becomes first African AS350B3e customer

Kenya Police Air Wing becomes first African AS350B3e customer

The Kenya Police Air-Wing is expanding its airborne law enforcement and crime prevention unit with the delivery of a Eurocopter AS350 B3e Ecureuil helicopter. Kenya’s selection of the AS350 B3e, which is the enhanced version of Eurocopter’s successful AS350 model, follows an open and competitive tender won earlier this year by Eurocopter Southern Africa (Pty)… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 12-Jan-12

Fuel syphoned from police helicopter

Fuel syphoned from police helicopter

Kenyan Police are holding a KK security group guard after he was found with 40 litres of jet fuel siphoned from a police helicopter at Wilson Airport.  (see full story)

28-Oct-11

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

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

11-May-09