Eagle Air plane crash lands in Arua

One of the security men seen near the plane Eagle Air Plane that crash landed at Arua Airfield on May 14, 2018. PHOTO BY FELIX WAROM OKELLO

What you need to know:

  • In 2011, a plane carrying UPDF soldiers heading to Garamba in DR Congo for operations against the Lord's Resistance Army rebels crashed in a remote village of Okuleamvuku in Kubo County in Arua District after taking off from Arua Airfield.
  • The Antinov-2 was heading to Nzara UPDF airbase in Eastern DR Congo with the soldiers and some food items.
    In 2010, a plane carrying Uganda Wildlife Authority also crash landed at Adjumani District.

Five passengers have survived an accident after the Eagle Air crash landed on the runaway in Arua District.
A security officer who was at the airport at the time of the incident and spoke to Daily Monitor on condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to talk to press said: “I saw the plane landing well but while it touched the runaway, it suddenly swerved off and entered into a hole that was beside the runaway. But the passengers were safe.”

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