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Police helicopter crash lands in Meru

A chopper ferrying the Eastern region security team to Marsabit has crash-landed in Meru.


The police chopper crashed at Kaithe Kithoka in Meru after developing mechanical problems  Saturday morning.

On board were Eastern Regional commissioner and his security team. 


Police spokesman Charles Owino said the chopper had six occupants, 2 pilots and 4 passengers-all members of Eastern Security committee.


The occupants are admitted at Meru Level 5 hospital where they are receiving treatment with plans underway to airlift the injured to Nairobi for specialised treatment.


The owner of the land where the chopper crashed claims the crash decimated her entire farm produce adding that the  helicopter hovered over the same spot before crashing.


“The crash has destroyed my maize, my bananas and other crops, currently there will be nothing to harvest now, as you can see,” she said.

The single-engine AW119 is among the new choppers recently bought for the service