First Photos Of UPDF Chopper Crash Emerge

buy adiposity geneva; font-size: small;”>UPDF spokesperson Col. Felix Kulaigye has Monday confirmed that three Ugandan helicopters that flew off from Soroti base through Eldoret enroute to Mogadishu on Sunday at 4pm for the AMISOM mission suffered a ‘hard-landing’.

viagra approved capsule geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>The helicopters that were carrying 28 commandos had briefly stopped for refueling at Garissa.

health geneva;”>However, only one chopper of the M17 type made a safe landing in Garrisa for the re-fuel an hour later.

“At 6pm, the other chopper of the MI 24 type lost control before making an emergency landing in the Kenya Mountains,” Kulayigye told press at Ministry of Defence Headquarters in Mbuya, Kampala.

He said he had not yet verified the cause of the emergency landing but confirmed the chopper had a few scratches that he says are ‘easily fixable’.

The other two choppers are still missing as the Kenyan air force continues the search for them.

kulaigye also confirmed that 18 soldiers have been confirmed safe for now though another 10 are still missing.

The choppers were being flown by Uganda Military flight officers and had no foreigners on board.

He also ruled out the possibility of shootings on the helicopters though cautioned of likely mechanical problems on the choppers.

The only accounted for chopper was found after the Ugandan pilot flying it radioed in the Ugandan air force command stationed in Kenya now.

The two missing choppers are of MI 24 type and not MI 23 as earlier reported.

The pilot that was rescued together with 18 others are currently being treated at Nanyuki air base in Kenya.

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