A chopper belonging to the Uganda People Defense Air Force (UPDAF) on Tuesday crashed in Gomba killing two people.

Confirming the incident, Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) Spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire, the accident occurred during a training session.

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UPDF spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemere. PHOTO/COURTESY

Karemere says The AF302 military jet ranger had only two people on board at the time of the incident and that “sadly, no one has survived.”

He declined to comment about the possible cause of the crash, saying the army will issue a statement after investigations.

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UPDF recruitment exercise. PHOTO/COURTESY

“Investigation into the cause has started. Condolences to their families and the entire UPDF fraternity,” added the Spokesperson.

The chopper crashed completely to the extent that apart from the wreckage that was littered around the scene, nothing shows that it was for a chopper.

Another UPDF chopper air lifts the remains of the officers who perished. PHOTO/COURTESY

The bodies of the crew members were also crashed beyond recognition.

It was later established that those killed in the crash were Major Naomi Karungi, a UPDF Helicopter pilot and Benon Wakalo, a cadet pilot.

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