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Give A Damn? Nairobi Plane Crash Makes Front Page at KMOX

Posted: August 1, 2009 at 6:16 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

St. Louis documentary crew’s plane crashes in Kenya


From KMOX:

A St. Louis man has been injured in a plane crash in Kenya, east Africa. 25-year-old Dan Parris of Chesterfield was pulled from the flaming wreckage by another St. Louisan, 26-year-old Rob Lehr of Ballwin. The two were aboard a plane used in their work in Kenya. Parris reportedly sustained some broken bones and burns on the lower part of his body. The two had been in Africa shooting a documentary on poverty there. Reports from the scene indicate the plane went down just outside Wilson Airport in Nairobi around 2:30pm Kenya time Saturday afternoon after striking power lines and then slamming into a high-rise building. One of the pilots died in the wreckage. Lehr managed to rescue the other pilot along with Parris, who is now in treatment in hospital in Nairobi. (photo: Nation newspaper in Nairobi, William Oeri)