The captain of the UPDF chopper that crashed Thursday in Entebbe has died.
“It is with sadness that we announce the passing on of Capt Caroline Busingye after she was involved in a plane crush today Afternoon in Entebbe,” announced army spokesperson Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso.
“We commiserate with the family of the late and the UPDF Airforce fraternity during this very difficult moment. MAGRIP.”
The jet ranger piloted by two cadet trainees on a mutual training flight came down immediately after take off near Lido beach.
This comes days after a UPDF helicopter on Amisom mission crashed in Somalia.
About Captain Busingye
Capt Busingye joined the army in 2007 and was later in 2008 sent on an exchange Cadet Course to Monduli Military Academy in Tanzania where she graduated as a 2nd Lieutenant.
In 2009, Busingye went to Nakasongola for the first aviation course and upon completion in 2010, she started flying the Jet Ranger which killed her.
Already a Captain in UPDAF, Busingye was due to graduate as a Flight Captain in May, this year.
The two were training to fly in all weather, landing in mountainous and confined areas, flying at night and cross-country flying.
Busingye, who was born again left a one-year child.