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Olympic champion escapes demise after airplane crash lands in Kenya
Olympic gold medallist David Rudisha narrowly survives plane crash in Kenya

David Rudisha was nearly killed in the terrible crash (Image: David Rudisha / Day By Day Nation)

Former double Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha narrowly survived after a plane he was flying in crash-landed.

The airplane – sporting Mr Rudisha, 33, and five others – came down in Kajiado county in south-east Kenya on Saturday.

Mr Rudisha mentioned it used to be a ‘scary episode’ as after less than 10 minutes in the air the engine of the airplane all at once went quiet.

Footage from the scene display it upside down in a box.

File photo dated 16-08-2016 of Kenya's David Lekuta Rudisha on the podium with his gold medal for the Mens 800 Meters at the Olympic Stadium on the eleventh day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil. Issue date: Thursday May 28, 2020. Reigning Olympic 800 metres champion David Rudisha will be sidelined for up to 16 weeks after fracturing his left ankle in the grounds of his home in Kenya. See PA story ATHLETICS Rudisha. Photo credit should read Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Rudisha received gold within the 800m for Kenya on the 2012 and 2016 Olympics (Picture: PA)

Olympic gold medallist David Rudisha narrowly survives plane crash in Kenya

The wreckage of the crash (Picture: David Rudisha/ Daily Country)

He told Daily Nation: ‘He (the pilot) saw some clear space the place he tried to land the aircraft, however considered one of its wings hit a tree because the plane began to spin ahead of landing at the rocky field.

‘The pilot did an implausible process to maintain the plane afloat and stable for long.’

He defined that the pilot took keep watch over of the airplane well, navigating above the trees.

He said: ‘He saw some transparent house the place he tried to land the plane but considered one of its wings hit a tree because the aircraft started to spin earlier than landing at the rocky box.’

‘We thank God all of us got here out alive with some soft tissue injuries that had been handled earlier than all have been discharged keep for one’, as they have been evacuated to Makindu Health Center for treatment.

Rudisha, who won gold at London 2012 and Rio 2016, was unhurt. considered one of the opposite occupants, Stephen Ole Marai, used to be being treated in health facility for rib injuries, even as others were taken to hospital with minor accidents but later discharged.

Rudisha used to be getting back from the annual Maasai Olympics at Kimana Flora And Fauna Sanctuary in Kajiado county.

Now retired from best-stage athletics, he has suggested that he is taking into consideration moving into coaching.

He also mentioned is not the first scrape he has survived as he was occupied with a automotive twist of fate on the Nairobi-Kisumu freeway in August 2019 when a tyre burst and his SUV collided head on with a bus.

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