Cause of Nakuru helicopter crash to be known soon after investigations,says chief investigator

The cause of the helicopter crash in Lake Nakuru last Saturday will be known soon after investigations are complete.
This is following to the commencement of the investigation courtesy of the State Department of Transport through the Aircraft accident investigation unit.
Addressing media on Tuesday, Chief investigator of aircraft accidents Martyn Lunani said already the second body retrieved on Monday evening and which is believed to be of pilot Apollo Malowa was transferred from Umash funeral home to Nairobi for toxicology investigations.
“We have commenced investigations into the cause of the crash and we shall know after we are through. Secondly, the second body retrieved on Monday evening and which is believed to be of pilot Apollo Malowa was transferred from Umash funeral home to Nairobi for toxicology investigations” he said.
H e added that initial stages of the investigations will zero in on perishable evidence.
According to the officer, other investigations will include aircraft licensing, training of the pilot, history of the aircraft company among other things.
“Crucial information relating to the aircraft take off and other technical aspects can only be known once recorders fitted in the chopper cockpit are retrieved and decoded” he said.
He however said that once the information is decoded, the manner in which it is stored determines how viable it can be for investigation purposes.
This even as only a few parts of the ill fated aircraft have been retrieved from the expansive lake.
PHOTO/Courtesy:The chopper that crashed in Lake Nakuru on Saturday.The cause of the crash will be known soon after investigations are complete.

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