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KCSE Helicopter Rushing to Collect Exam Papers Crashes, 3 Injured

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KCSE Helicopter Rushing to Collect Exam Papers Crashes, 3 Injured

The helicopter in which they were traveling crashed in Wajir, inflicting injuries on the pilot and two other passengers.

According to reports, the three individuals were en route to Arbajahan, Northern Kenya County, hoping to collect papers submitted by candidates who had participated in the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.

Photographs of the collision obtained by Teachers Updates¬†revealed severe damage to the helicopter’s fuselage and the complete disintegration of the cockpit.

Additionally, the helicopter’s rotor and rotary wings, which provide lift above the ground, were damaged in the accident.

According to North Eastern Regional Commissioner John Otieno’s statement, the three people received medical attention at the hospital.

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The accident is thought to have transpired within the first minute following the helicopter’s takeoff.

Despite police investigations into the incident, the cause of the collision has yet to be determined.

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In similar news, a Kenya Army helicopter crashed during takeoff at Wajir Airport on Monday at approximately noon, resulting in the severe injuries of two individuals.

According to a statement that Teachersupdates.net obtained from the Wajir Airport Police Station, the pilot sustained injuries to his right hand and shoulder.

Abey Jimaale, the MCA of Arabajhan Ward, who was onboard, reportedly also sustained head injuries. An Arabajhan-bound helicopter was in flight.

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The victims were referred to Nairobi for specialized treatment after being transported promptly to Wajir County Referral Hospital. During that period, their condition was stable.

According to the police report, “Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), Kenya Airports Authority (KAA), KDF, and officers visited the scene.”

“Scenes of crime personnel documented it and then cordoned off awaiting air accident investigators.”

Zeugnes reported that a food-carrying helicopter in Buna Town, Wajir North, sustained significant damage while delivering supplies to flood-devastated families.

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KCSE Helicopter Rushing to Collect Exam Papers Crashes, 3 Injured

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