A UPDF plane has crash landed in Kalongo Town Council, Agago District. The incident happened on Friday at around 11:30 am at Bardege Cell, near Kalongo Airstrip runaway.
Elijah Olaa LCIII Chairperson Kalongo Town Council said that the Aircraft Skyvan 3A-100 Registration number AF-519 took off from Pader, where the UPDF soldiers are always stationed.
James Nabinson Kidega, the RDC of Agago confirmed the incident, saying the plane was carrying equipment for operations against Karamojong warriors.
Captain Amos Nsamba, the PRO 5th Division, said he was still in a meeting about the incident and would speak to the press later.
According to Aswa regional police spokesman Ongom David Mudong, the helicopter dark grey in colour while on test drills crushed at Bardege Village, Alutetere parish, Kalongo town council in Agago District. On board were 07 occupants that is; 05 civilians and 02 UPDF officers. Their particulars are not yet established. They were rushed and are currently admitted at Ambrossoli Memorial Hospital in Kalongo, he said.
“The DPC, SOCO and team visited the scene and documented it. The UPDF under the command of the commander 3rd Division have taken over the scene pending expert analysis from Civil Aviation Authority and UPDF Air Force,” he said.