Ugandan army pilot dies in chopper crash

Uganda’s army has confirmed the death of a pilot in a helicopter crash after take-off near Entebbe on Thursday.

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

“‘Yesterday 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.

The deceased was identified as Captain Caroline Busingye.

The private Daily Monitor newspaper tweeted photos of the scene of the crash.

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