March 29, 2023

Two-time Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha of Kenya survives a PLANE Crash in his homeland. He poses for photos with the wreckage three years after he was crushed by a bus.

  • David Rudisha was one five survivors of the plane crash in Kenya.
  • Two-time Olympic champion claimed that the aircraft’s engine stalled mid-flight
  • Rudisha stated that the aircraft had hit a tree, flipped and crashed before landing.
  • The world record holder has been unharmed by a car accident in 2019, as he did in 2018. 


David Rudisha, two-time Olympic champion, was able to survive a plane crash in Kenya after a light aircraft experienced engine failure minutes after takeoff. The plane then crashed upside down.

The 800 metres world record holder was one of five passengers on board the aircraft on Saturday, which took off from Kimana.

The 33-year old pilot reported that the aircraft’s engine had stopped about eight minutes into its flight. This prompted the pilot to attempt an emergency land.

Rudisha said that it was only seven to eight minutes into the flight that Rudisha noticed the engine suddenly go quiet. Daily Nation.

‘He [the pilot] The pilot saw some clear space, and tried to land it. However, one of the wings struck a tree as the plane began to spin before landing on the rock field.

“We are thankful that we all survived with soft tissue injuries. All were treated and discharged except for one.

“It was a frightening episode that made you hold your heart in your hands as you prayed to God. The pilot did an amazing job to keep the plane stable and afloat.

Rudisha was at the Maasai Olympics held at the Kimana Wildlife Sanctuary. This is close to Mount Kilimanjaro.

Rudisha won the 800m title for men at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Rio 2016.

Rudisha had been attending the Maasai Olympics in Kimana as a patron of the event

Rudisha was a patron of the Maasai Olympic in Kimana.

The Kenyan middle distance running great is a patron of the event, which is run by the Big Life Foundation in collaboration with Maasai leaders.

Massai Olympics provides an alternative route to passage. Previously, young boys were required to kill and fight lions.

The Big Life Foundation, a conservation organisation, confirmed an investigation would take place following the crash. 

According to a statement, “As is usual following any crash involving an airplane, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority shall investigate,”. It is not possible to comment on the incident until they have completed their report. 

“Big Life and all of the Maasai Olympians wish the injured passenger a speedy recovery.

Rudisha had previously emerged unscathed from a horror car accident in 2019

Rudisha was previously uninjured in a car accident that resulted in a horrific car accident in 2019.

Stephen Ole Marai, chairman of Kenya Masters Athletics, was injured in the crash. He is currently being treated in hospital.

Rudisha, who broke the 800m world record at 1:40.91 at London 2012 Olympics and then defended his title at Rio 2016, had survived a car accident in 2019.

The two-time world champion was only slightly injured when his SUV crashed into the bus after one his tyres burst.

Rudisha hasn’t competed internationally in five year, and the Kenyan great is reportedly contemplating a move to coaching. 

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