Wednesday, February 21, 2024

17-year-old Gilgil boy arrested after allegedly stealing, crashing small plane

Reports say that a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in Gilgil, Nakuru County after he attempted to steal a small plane at a private ranch.

The boy who was identified as David Chege is claimed to have sneaked into the farm and found his way to the light aircraft. He had ignited it but hit obstacles as he attempted to fly.

A police report on the in incident indicates that the incident was recorded at the Police Station OB Number 28/24/3/2023. The report shows that the light aircraft carries the registration number 5Y-AZA and its make is PA25. The aircraft is owned by Peter White.

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“It was reported by one Peter White, the owner of a spray aircraft, and a resident of Baolow area within Ndume area of Gilgil area that, today 24/3/2023 at around 0930 hrs, a stranger male juvenile who confirmed his names as David Chege, walked into the compound of the said ranch and boarded into the cabin of the said aircraft parked at the yard and started it’s engine at the hanger and taxed it but did not take off,” the report said.

“He hit the edge of a life fence and aircraft engine went off and the impact made it on its wheels. The propeller and front curling damaged. The suspect escaped unhurt and is in police custody aiding investigations.”

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