Helicopter crashes

A UPDF helicopter piloted by two has today afternoon crashed in Entebbe near Lido beach.

The chopper crashed a few metres away from the Air Force base.

“Today afternoon at about 2:15 pm a jet ranger piloted by two cadet trainees on a mutual training flight came down immediately after takeoff near Lido beach,” UPDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen Flavia Byekwaso tweeted.

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The two cadet trainees have been rushed to hospital to ascertain their health as UPDF’s aviation team is on ground to investigate the matter.

“The two were rushed to hospital to ascertain their health. Our aviation team is on ground to investigate the mishap,” Byekwaso said.