Name ID 1603
Turner, Myles My Serengeti Years
Page Number: 021a
Tragically, Michael was killed in 1959 when his plane collided with a vulture over the Malambo Mountains. . .
Turner, Kay Serengeti Home
Page Number: 161
Extract Date: 1959 Jan
Later Myles told me what he had understood from the radio.
The message from Ngorongoro was that Michael had crashed the previous day, a few miles northeast of the crater on his way to Seronera. We were told that he had been seen flying low over some water wells in the Malambo area on the Salei Plains when the plane suddenly plunged vertically towards the ground and disappeared behind a small hill. The Maasai who witnessed this strange occurrence watched for a while to see if the plane would reappear, and when it did not he alerted the European in charge of the wells' construction. They drove in the direction the plane
was last seen and found the shattered remains of the Dornier. Michael had been killed instantaneously.
Extract Author: By Guardian Reporter
Extract Date: 2005-03-14
The government has been asked to step in and urgently assist about 30,000 drought-stricken residents of Sale Division in Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region.
Oxfam International said in a statement that assessments carried out in the area the past few months indicate, the drought has already taken a heavy toll on children who are acutely malnourished.
According to the statement, unless the government immediately releases relief maize from Strategic Grain Reserve for the residents, acute starvation is imminent in the Division.
“The children, the elderly and HIV/Aids sufferers are the worst hit. Malambo, Piyaya, Sale, Oldonyo Sambu, Engaresero, Pinyiny and Digidigo areas within the division need immediate food aid,” said the statement signed by Oxfam Country Programme Manager Mark Waite.
The telltale signs for the crisis have been there for several months.
The area has not received adequate rainfall for the last two years and large numbers of animals have been dying since last November, he says in the statement.
“This is always the most difficult time of the year for people in this area. However, this year is much worse than usual,” Waite says in the statement.
Animals face a high risk of disease and death without adequate feeds.
To make matters worse, animal prices have plummeted dramatically.
“A cow is selling at 50,000/-, only a quarter of the normal cost,” Waite says.
Currently, Oxfam is working with local communities in the affected areas to create self-sustainable food sufficiency in future.
The international NGO says it will support the government in logistics if it releases relief grain for the residents from its Strategic Reserve.