Photos: Obama’s security planes land in Kenya


U.S. President Barack Obama’s security planes have Tuesday landed on Kenyan soil in readiness for the presidents’ visit to Kenya.

A section of Nairobians, according to Standard Kenya, were thrilled by five American planes on a reconnaissance mission that made trips around the city before landing and taking off from Kenyatta University Grounds.


The five, which included a chopper and four Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft, first hovered over Nairobi before landing at KU grounds causing panic.

Officials said the pilots were on a drill and reconnaissance missions ahead of the arrival of the US president and his team on Friday.


After landing, some students rushed to the field and took the photos before sharing them on social media.

The green chopper and the four Osprey aircrafts later flew back to the Old JKIA airport where they were parked to wait for the arrival of the president.


Osprey is not an ordinary helicopter since it can fly at a very high speed, 78-times the speed of the ordinary chopper.

This aircraft is basically designed to evacuate the US president in case of security emergency.


According to Boeing website, the V-22 Osprey is a joint service multirole combat aircraft utilizing tilt rotor technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft.

The Boeing V-22 Osprey is classified as a large helicopter, and can be used for military missions.

The military planes will be on standby to parachute naval seals to protect US President Barack Obama and his family in case of an emergency during his official visit next weekend.

Standard Digital 

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