Captain Caroline Busingye, one of the two trainees who were in the crashed chopper has passed on, reveals the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) Spokesperson Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso.
“It is with sadness that we announce the passing on of Capt Caroline Busingye after she was involved in a plane crush today Afternoon in Entebbe. We commiserate with the family of the late and the UPDF Air force fraternity during this very difficult moment. MAGRIP,” she said in a social media post.
According to Brig Byekwaso, the accident occurred at around 2:15pm today (Thursday), February 11, 2021 near Lido Beach, Entebbe.
“Today afternoon at about 2:15pm 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 hospital to ascertain their health,” she said.
Brig Byekwaso further noted that the aviation team is on ground to investigate the mishap.