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Another UPDF Army Chopper crushes

The UPDF has said two cadet trainees were on Thursday injured when an army chopper crashed immediately after take-off in Entebbe.

According to the army spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso the incident happened at around 2:15 pm near Lido beach.

“Today afternoon at about 2:15 pm a jet ranger piloted by two cadet trainees on a mutual training flight came down immediately after take-off near Lido beach,” Byekwaso said.

The army spokesperson said the two trainees have since been rushed to the hospital to ascertain their health.

“Our aviation team is on the ground to investigate the mishap.” Brig Gen Byekwaso added

The incident comes barely a week after a UPDF chopper crashed in Somalia.

Four Ugandan soldiers who were serving under the AMISOM who were in the chopper were injured in the accident

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