Uganda: Military Plane Crashes in Arua, No Deaths



New Vision (Kampala)

12 December 2011


A military plane ‘Dakota’ has burnt to ashes after it crash-landed in Arua district. A military source confirmed to the New Vision that the plane crashed after 3pm in a village called Mingoro, about 8 km from the Arua airfield.

Mingoro is close to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

An eye witness said 2 white people were rushed to Arua referral hospital. It is not clear how many were on board but no death has been reported.

Police fire fighters have rushed to the scene.

Army Spokesperson Felix Kulaigye said he was in a meeting and had not been briefed about the accident.

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