DP Ruto mourns ‘disciplined and reliable’ pilot who died in Turkana copter crash


DP Ruto mourns 'disciplined and reliable' pilot who died in Turkana copter crash
Deputy President Willian Ruto Condoling with the family of Captain Mario Magonga at their Karen home, Nairobi County. PHOTO COURTESY

In Summary

  • Dr. Ruto, who visited the captain's family in their home in Karen, Nairobi remembered Captain Magonga as "an accomplished, disciplined and reliable pilot who loved his job."
  • The Captain who worked for Tropic Air died after the helicopter he was flying crashed at Lobolo in Central Island National Park in Lake Turkana.

Deputy President, William Ruto on Friday condoled with the family of his personal pilot Captain Mario Magonga who died in a helicopter crash on March 3 in Turkana County.

Dr. Ruto, who visited the captain’s family in their home in Karen, Nairobi remembered Captain Magonga as “an accomplished, disciplined and reliable pilot who loved his job.”

“He was friendly, humble and given to banter. Captain Magonga was charitable, intelligent and had impeccable credentials. He will be sorely missed,” read DP Ruto’s message posted on his official Twitter page.

The Captain who worked for Tropic Air died after the helicopter he was flying crashed at Lobolo in Central Island National Park in Lake Turkana.

The 8pm crash also claimed the lives of four Americans who were on board.

Captain Mario Magonga in this undated photo while he was still a pilot with Tropic Air. He left the company in 2015. Photo/Courtesy

 

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