UG choppers update: 8 rescued, 2 dead
14 August 2012, 15:35
Nairobi – Two Ugandan soldiers were confirmed dead Tuesday as eight survivors were found having walked to safety after their helicopter crashed in Mt Kenya.
“After a long search, we have finally found eight survivors. The soldiers had walked eight kilometers from the site of the crash and we have now airlifted them to safety,” Simon Gitau, Senior Warden of Mt Kenya National Park said on telephone from Nanyuki.
He said all the eight soldiers were from one helicopter that crashed near a cliff in the mountainous forest and which did not burst into flames on impact.
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