UPDF chopper crashes, two dead

Uganda Military chopper crash. PHOTO/COURTESY

Chopper that belongs to Uganda Defence Force has crashed on top of Ndeese hills in Butamala, Gomba District killing two people on board.

This comes barely hours after NBA legend kobe bryant, daughter Gianna and seven others perished in a helicopter heading to a basketball game in Oaks, where he was expected to coach.

According to Nile post report, “The chopper was coming from Kampala side and I heard a loud noise. I can’t tell whether after failure, the pilot wanted to turn back. All of a sudden, there was total silence,” Sssettaala the district council told the website on phone.

“I wondered what had happened to the chopper and it was not until I was told by locals that there had been a crash on top of the hill.” However UPDF spokesperson, Brig. Richard Karemire confirmed the incident saying the Jet Ranger AF 302 was on a training mission before it crashed.

“It had two crew members and no one is reported to have survived but investigations into the cause of the accident have commenced,”Karemire told this website.

“We offer our condolences to the family members and the entire UPDF fraternity.”

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