Narok Governor Samuel Ole Tunai alongside three others survived a helicopter crash on Saturday afternoon.
The four had boarded the chopper coming from a burial in a village in Melili, Narok County when the unfortunate incident happened.
The funeral was of the late Mzee Tombo Ole Sasai who happened to be the father to one of the county’s former CECs.
With Governor Tunai was Narok East Mp Ken Kiloku and two others who were rushed to the nearby facilities after surviving the mishap with minor injuries.
The aircraft had challenges trying to be airborne, nosediving moments after, leaving the present residents with fear(s) of a possible tragedy.
It remains unclear what might have been the cause of the incident. The governor has been confirmed to be well. He has however been flown to Nairobi for further medical examination.
The chopper is an R-44 and is manufactured by the Robinson Helicopters Company.
The company’s aircraft were known to be prone to post-accident fires than any other helicopter and to rectify that, Robinson Helicopters in 2009 directed all its operators to retrofit aluminum tanks with bladder-type tanks to prevent the models from bursting into flames after slight accidents like the one in Narok.
The operators had complied with the directives by 2013, the reason why the Narok accident was far from being fatal.