Tuesday, May 12, 2009
HOW WE ESCAPED DEATH:" It is through God's Grace and professionalism by the pilot tha we survived the crash...We were lucky that the plane did not explode on impact".
Police Boss Major-Gen. Hussein Ali(facing camera),Rift Valley PC Hassan Noor Hassan and assistant minister Orwa Ojodeh walk away fro the scene of the accident.
A split second decision by the pilot of a police helicopter to crash-land on buildings saved a high-powered team of top government officials.The decision also averted a serious accident that may have killed people in a huge crowd that had just attended a public rally addressed by two cabinet ministers in Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Kapsabet town.
When he realised that the helicopter was loosing power at a critical stage during lift off, Captain Patrick Mugane considered two quick options: To turn to the stadium where a huge crowd had gathered and risk the possibility of crash-landing on people, or crash on buildings. He chose to land on the buildings in a prison farm and saved all 28 people on board and the huge crowd on the ground, which included cabinet Ministers George Saitoti and Chris Obure, among other diginitaries. (Source: www.nation.co.ke)
This blog gives information about accidents-vehicles,motorcycles,bycycles etc,also highlights the suffering of those involved in various accidents. It gives counselling to the accidents victims and information as to where they can get assistance be it legal or humanitarian.