VERBATIM: Statement on Aircraft accident

Statement on Aircraft accident

Today 15/12/2021 at around 8:30am, we received a phone call from one a member of the public that a plane was seen crash-landing in Nyakwa swamp in Ochulia village, Opete parish, Obutete sub-county in Pallisa district.

The DPC ASP Mugerwa Umar and his team responded immediately and rescued the vicitm, Mercy Mulago, 24, cadet pilot from East African Aviation school formerly Soroti Flying School.

She was evacuated to Pallisa General Hospital for medication, she is out of danger.

Police is coordinating with the Flying School, Ministry of works and transport and Civil Aviation Authority on ways to have the aircraft secured to the dry land. The cause of crash-landing is yet to be established.

-- Alaso Immaculate-Bukedi North Police PRO 

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