Kenyan Bulletin

KDF aircraft makes an emergency landing in a somalia airstrip


A n aircraft belonging to the Kenya Defence Forces crash landed at Dhobley Airstrip, Somalia, on Monday. No casualty is reported from the aircraft that was taking off to Nairobi.

KDF reported that all the 10 military personnel on board have been flown to Nairobi and are at the Defence Forces Memorial Hospital and are in stable condition.

The military men also reported that their investigating is already in Dhobley to establish the cause.

KAF 128 as it is registered in Kenya had dropped supplies to kenyan soldiers serving under AMISOM in the war torn Somali.

Not just the harbin aircraft, KDF has eleven twin panda aircrafts which they heavily rely on after they retired some other five aircrafts they deployed for heavy activities.

This small hitch comes as intend to Kenya intends to acquire three more Italian manufactured Spartan aircraft with the first one already delivered.

Just three months ago  an aircraft registered as the African Express crashed in Somalia, Bardale, killing six on board after it was shot down by Ethiopian soldiers.

The incident took place in the region moments before delivering humanitarian aid to a local NGO 300km operating northwest of Mogadishu.

Three crew members survived narrowly after a Kenyan aircraft crashed in Somalia in July this year, and with this one happening, authorities in the aviation and security industries are beginning to think that the insurgent are now targeting KDF aircrafts.

It was operated by Bluebird Aviation and chattered to UN Humanitarian Services. It crashed and burst into flames at Beledweyne town airport. “Kenyan DHC-8 Dash 8 on operations for UN crashed and burned landing at Beledweyne Airfield, Somalia. The aircraft was on a cargo flight,” a local fm reported.

This same year also saw a privately owned forker under Buff Air Services involved in an accident in Somalia. Kenyan troops have in somalia since to 2011 to crash Al-shabaab militants and secure kenyan border with Somalia.

 

 

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