Copter crash: 4 Americans, 1 Kenyan killed

Helicopter crash

FILE PHOTO: Helicopter crash

FILE PHOTO: Helicopter crash

Four Americans and a Kenyan have been killed after a helicopter that they were travelling in, crashed in Northern Kenya, police said Monday.

The helicopter crashed at Central Island, a volcanic island on Lake Turkana, Kenya’s national police said in a statement.

“Available information indicates that two helicopters had landed earlier at Labolo tented camp on the national park’s island, however only one managed to clear the area safely,’’ the statement added.

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The wreckage of the helicopter was recovered in the early hours of Monday.

The cause of the accident remains unknown.

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