UPDF officer dies in helicopter crash, mechanical fault blamed

Caroline Busingye who  died in the plane crash. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • Female captain killed. Capt Busingye is the second UPDAF female pilot to die in a helicopter crash after Maj Naome Karungi who, together with Cadet Pilot Benon Wakalo, perished in another Jet Ranger crash in Butambala in January 2020.

The military helicopter that crashed close to Entebbe International Airport yesterday, killing Capt Carol Busingye, likely suffered a mechanical malfunction, highly-placed security sources said last night.

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