UPDF plane crashes in Agago

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A UPDF plane has crashed in Kalongo town council in Agago district, northeastern Uganda.

The incident happened today at around 11:30 am at Bardege Cell, near Kalongo airstrip runaway. Elijah Olaa LC III chairperson Kalongo said that the aircraft, a Skyvan SC 7 Skyvan AF-519  took off from Pader, where the UPDF soldiers are always stationed.

It had two occupants on board. James Nabinson Kidega, RDC of Agago confirmed the incident, saying the plane was carrying equipment for operations against Karamojong warriors. Kidega however said the details on what caused the crash and the number of victims are still scanty. 
Captain Amos Nsamba, the PRO 5th Division, said he was still in a meeting about the incident and would speak to the press later.

Source: URN


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