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DEVELOPING STORY: Special Forces Probe Shot Down Helicopter

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mind http://chimpreports.com/elections/wp-includes/functions.wp-styles.php geneva; font-size: small;”>A loud bang was heard before the plane twirled to the ground, http://chat.novaintermed.ro/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor-imagick.php 8km away from Arua airfield in a remote village of Mingoro, just near the Congo border.

While initial reports indicated the plane crashed into a tree, sources have since assured us military investigators suspect the plane was shot at.

A source at Entebbe Airbase says the copter, which was airlfting logistics to the Special Forces base in Nzara, DRC, was shot at thus losing balance in the air.

As the pilot laboured to land the plane to save his crew, it crashed into two houses thus razing them to the ground.

Crew members, however, had skillfully jumped out shortly before the bird was consumed by fire.

The source at the Airbase says military investigators will find out who shot the plane and why.

The source further revealed that if the plane had a minor mechanical error, the pilot would have landed it safely since it had spent less than 15 minutes in the air. The source, who is an army pilot, gave an example of a military plane that crash-landed at Entebbe Airport recently after a slight mechanical mishap. It was never consumed by fire.

But pictures published by the media show wreckage of a totally burnt-out plane.

UPDF Airforce publicist Kiconco Tabaro says the plane belonged to an American company though it carried a UPDF consignement.

The development could be the latest blow for the UPDF in nailing bushwar rebel Joseph Kony. Reports of late indicated Sudan President Omar Al Bashir was funding ADF and LRA to disrupt oil drilling in western Uganda.

Media reports indicate the crash happened when the owners of the house, located near Ayivuni Primary School, were absent.

At the moment there are conflicting reports regarding the number of crew members on the ill-fated plane. While Kiconco was quoted by the media as saying only four soldiers were on the plane, West Nile police publicist told media twelve soldiers were on board.

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