ENTEBBE – The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) Spokesperson Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso has revealed that one of the two trainees who were in the crashed chopper has passed on.
The incident, according to the army Spokesperson, happened at around 2:15pm on 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 take off near Lido beach. The two were rushed to hospital to ascertain their health,” she said.
Now, Brig Byekwaso has identified the deceased as Capt Caroline Busingye.
“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,” she said in a social media post.
She added, “We Commiserate with the family of the late and the UPDF Airforce fraternity during this very difficult moment. MAGRIP.”
Brig Byekwaso further noted that the aviation team is on ground to investigate the mishap.