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Ugandan army pilot dies in helicopter crash after take-off

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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.

Ugandans have been paying tribute to a young female army pilot who died in a helicopter crash on Thursday.

Uganda’s army confirmed the death of the pilot, identified as Captain Caroline Busingye in the crash after take-off near Entebbe.

According to the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) spokeswoman Brig Flavia Byekwaso, the incident happened during a flight training session.

“Today afternoon at about 2:15pm a jet ranger piloted by two cadet trainees on a mutual training flight came down immediately after take off near Lido beach.

The two were rushed to hospital to ascertain their health,” she said.

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Eyewitnesses said there were two occupants in the helicopter at the time of the crash.


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