Airbus H125 Helicopter down at Lake Nakuru, Kenya - 5 fatalities

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Airbus H125 Helicopter down at Lake Nakuru, Kenya - 5 fatalities

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Postby Les Nessman » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:25 pm

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Date: 21-OCT-2017
Time: 07.45
Type: Airbus Helicopters H125

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Owner/operator: Flex Air Charters
Registration: 5Y-NMJ
C/n / msn: 8231
Fatalities: Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category: Accident
Location: Lake Nakuru - Kenya
Phase: En route
Nature: Private
Departure airport: Nakuru
Destination airport: ?
Narrative:
A helicopter crashed into Lake Nakuru, shortly after departure from a hotel at Nakuru, Kenya.
There were no survivors.

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Re: Airbus H125 Helicopter down at Lake Nakuru, Kenya - 5 fatalities

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Postby Bell 407 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:29 pm

Not good at all. :rip2:

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Re: Airbus H125 Helicopter down at Lake Nakuru, Kenya - 5 fatalities

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Postby Raffles » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:59 pm

Very sad :rip2:

Recovery will take days, they don't even have a boat there according to the news articles.

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Re: Airbus H125 Helicopter down at Lake Nakuru, Kenya - 5 fatalities

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Postby happyskipper » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:47 pm

Apparently a bunch of party animals decided to go for an early morning flip around the lake after a long night of heavy drinking - including the pilut.


https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001258021/mystery-as-5-people-die-in-lake-nakuru-chopper-crash

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Re: Airbus H125 Helicopter down at Lake Nakuru, Kenya - 5 fatalities

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Postby Bell 407 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:04 pm

Madness if that is the case :thinking:


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