The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) is investigating the circumstances that led to the Air Force helicopter crash landing in Karamoja.
In a press statement, Defense spokesperson Brig Gen. Felix Kulayigye says the incident happened at Nadiket village, located about 5km West of Moroto Barracks, in Loptuk sub-country in Moroto district, on Saturday afternoon.
Kulayigye adds that the pilot and all three aircrew who were on board are safe, and the scene has been secured for further management.
However, He says the MI 24 (Gunship) Reg No. AF 822 crash landed while on routine operations in the Karamoja sub-region under the 3rd Division area of responsibility.
The army appeals to the members of the surrounding community to desist from accessing the scene of the accident to avoid interfering with investigations being conducted by a technical team of UPDF Air Force experts.
Uganda has heard of very many plane accidents this year; one was at Kajjansi, another in Gulu, and now in Karamoja.
The pilot and all three aircrew who were on board are safe, and the scene has been secured for further management.
In conclusion, The government of Uganda should work hard with the Authorities to ensure that accidents of planes reduce and to also check the condition of the plane before leaving the ground.
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