The pilot of the chopper that crash-landed while ferrying Narok Governor Samuel Tunai is an accomplished “bush” pilot whose exploits in driving elephants away from human settlements are legendary.
In a brief phone conversation, Marc Goss, the head of the Rapid Response Unit at Mara Elephant Project suspected bad weather and high altitude as probable causes of the crash on Saturday.
There were no injuries reported from the crash as the chopper was not flying at a very high altitude when it came crashing down.
“I am ok and there is nothing to worry about. The other occupants are okay too,” said Goss.
The wreckage of the chopper Registration Number 5Y-MEP lay on the tall grass near Olenkipejus village in Narok County with its tail section cut off from the main body. The chopper is a regular feature whenever elephants invade human settlements.