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David Rudisha Is Hospitalized After Involved In A Plane Crash

World 800m holder David Lekuta Rudisha is hospitalized after a plane crash on Saturday, December 10. Confirming the incident, Athletics Kenya official Barnaba Korir said the plane landed in the Imbirikana area of ​​Amboseli. Korir confirmed that the Olympic champion was injured and being treated at Makindu Hospital.

"I spoke to Rudisha on the phone and she said she was involved and he was in danger," he told the Nation.

He explained that the light plane bound for Nairobi landed minutes after take off from Kimana Wildlife Reserve. All those on board, including Kenya Defense Force athletics chief Stephen Ole Marai, received medical attention.

The cause of the accident had not been determined at the time of going to press, but initial reports indicated that the plane, registered as flight number FY-BGJ, suffered a mechanical failure.

Rudisha is the chief guest at the 2022 Maasai Olympics at Kimana Game Reserve in Kajiado South. The incident was the second in a week involving a light aircraft.

On Thursday, December 8, a plane carrying a father and son crashed in Tsavo East National Park. The pair were linked to a pilot who rescued a four-year-old boy who had gone from his village to a large national park.

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David Lekuta Rudisha Kenya Defense Force Olympic Rudisha Stephen Ole Marai


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