Two Uganda People’s Defense Air Forces (UPDAF) soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash during a training mission in Bulo, Gomba district in central Uganda.
Defense ministry spokesperson, Brig Richard Kalemire, says there were two crew members aboard the five-seater Jet Ranger AF302.
“Sadly, no one is reported to have survived,” he said in a text.
He says investigations into the cause of the crash have commenced.
“We offer our condolences to the family members and entire UPDF fraternity,” said Karemire.
According to residents, a loud bang followed the crash and the helicopter reportedly crashed straight into a hill. The dead reportedly included a male and female officer.
Deputy Defense spokesperson, Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki told URN that they are still gathering information on the incident.