The devastating news of Captain Caroline Busingye was confirmed by the UPDF Spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Flavia Byekwaso.
Captain Caroline Busingye has succumbed to injuries after she was involved in a plane crash on Thursday afternoon in Entebbe.
The devastating news was confirmed by the UPDF Spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Flavia Byekwaso. She said that two cadet trainees sustained injuries after a mutual training flight crashed immediately after takeoff.
Gen Byekwaso said that the two were rushed to the hospital to ascertain their health however, one died in the process. In a statement, she sent out her condolences to the family of the late.
“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. The two were rushed to the hospital to ascertain their health. Our aviation team is on the ground to investigate the mishap. – Gen. Brig Byekwaso said earlier.
“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. We Commiserate with the family of the late and the UPDF Airforce fraternity during this very difficult moment. MAGRIP,” she added.
This, however, comes only days after a similar incident involving a UPDF chopper crashed in Somalia. Four Ugandan soldiers serving under the AMISOM were reported to have sustained serious injuries.
The chopper that belonged to the UPPDF aviation unit was deployed in Somalia in July for the first time in eight years.
AMISOM said that the plane crashed immediately after takeoff in Baledogle in the LOWER Shabelle region of Somalia on Friday last week.
According to the statement released by AMISOM on Sunday, all the four soldiers aboard who were rescued are still receiving treatment but their condition is progressing.
“A helicopter on a mission to support AMISOM troops crashed soon after takeoff in Baledogle in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia on February 5, 2021,” part of a statement from AMISOM read.
It added; “All the four soldiers aboard the helicopter were rescued and are in a stable medical condition. Investigations are on going to determine the cause of the crash, however preliminary reports indicate that it was due to mechanical failure.”