Police, UPDF Intensify Probe into Army Chopper Crash

illness sans-serif; color: #333333;”>On May 21, buy 2014 at 02:18pm a blue UPDF helicopter registration number AF – 321 heading to Gulu from Juba crash-landed at abalocodi near the Chinese road construction camp, according to Polly Namaye, Ag. ACP Press and Public Relations (Deputy PRO).

The pilot (a major) the captain and the technician on board the plane were rescued and rushed to hospital for medical attention.”

According to the latest reports, the police cordoned the scene and is working together with the UPDF to establish the cause of the accident.”

Investigations are also said to have commenced and “the public will be informed as soon as more details are obtained”.

The crash was first confirmed by Patrick Okema, the Aswa region police publicist and then Isaac Oware, the Fourth Division Army Spokesperson.


Oware said the plane lost control due to the too much wind in the air, knocked the electric pole and crash- landed.

A one Capt. Ketgan Mugisha is among the injured.

The UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, was not readily available for comment.

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