Probe on 2016 police chopper crash not complete

A police helicopter that crashed at National Youth Service institute in Ruaraka, Nairobi, on September 08, 2016. Police are yet to finalise the investigation into the crash. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Italy-made AugustaWestland AW139 5Y- NPS helicopter was registered on April 26, 2016 but was badly damaged in the crash, four months later. 

  • Sources within the police say a technical failure may have caused the accident, raising concerns that the government could have bought a faulty aircraft.

  • The crash happened at a time the aircraft should have been under warranty and it was not insured, meaning that the government cannot be compensated for the loss. 

Nearly two years after a police helicopter crashed at the National Youth Service institute in Nairobi, there is no report to show the cause of the accident as required by public finance management regulations.


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