UPDF Jet Ranger Crashes in Entebbe

By Leilah Bbaale

A Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) jet ranger has crashed in Entebbe, near Lido beach.

The UPDF spokesperson, Brig-Gen Flavia Byekwaso said the light blue helicopter was being piloted by two cadet trainees on a mutual training flight.

In a tweet, Byekwaso said that two occupants of the helicopter were rushed to the hospital. She also said that the army’s aviation team is on the ground to investigate the accident.

“Today afternoon at about 2:15 pm a jet ranger piloted by two cadet trainees on a mutual training flight came down immediately after takeoff near Lido beach. The two were rushed to the hospital to ascertain their health. Our aviation team is on the ground to investigate the mishap,” UPDF spokesperson, Brig-Gen Byekwaso tweeted.

The traffic cordoned off the scene of the accident. Traffic to and from Entebbe Airport was also diverted to the one-way road from Entebbe to Kampala.

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