NAIROBI (Reuters) – A Kenyan pilot who survived more than a week eating leaves and drinking his urine after crashing in dense forest says he will continue flying, despite cheating death in his second accident in two years.
Capt. Solomon Nyanjui was feared dead after his helicopter went missing during a November 15 flight from Isiolo town to the capital Nairobi. But heavy vegetation had cut his speed as he lost power and crashed near snow-capped Mount Kenya.
“I realized even leaves are sweet because I fed on them for a while in the jungle,” an elated Nyanjui told reporters from his hospital bed, his wife at his side.