An un­qual­i­fied pi­lot brought down po­lice heli­copter

The Star (Kenya) - - Star Shot / Click Of The Week -

The lat­est crash of a po­lice heli­copter was caused by an un­qual­i­fied pi­lot who failed to re­spond ap­pro­pri­ately when a marabou stork flew dan­ger­ously close, in­ves­ti­ga­tors said on Mon­day. He pushed the wrong lever, mem­bers of the in­ves­ti­gat­ing team told the Star. As a re­sult, the air­craft lost power, stalled and cre­ated a vor­tex that pulled the Sh683 mil­lion chop­per down. It was the fifth of a po­lice plane or heli­copter be­tween Au­gust and Septem­ber this year. The toll raises ques­tions about the qual­ity of re­cruit­ment and train­ing.

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