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2 pilots seriously injured as Aircraft crashes at Kajjansi Airfield.

Police are investigating circumstances under which two pilots sustained injuries after an aircraft registration number 5X- RBR they were flying crashed at Kajjansi Airfield on Friday.
The injured pilots have been identified as Dagalious Owino and Joel Kanguli from Bar Aviation have been rushed to Memorial Hospital Lubowa for further medical attention..
The Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says that the aircraft was setting off to Mweya-Kasese to pick up passengers back to Entebbe International Airport when it experienced difficulties and attempted to return to landing, but crashed.
“The same aircraft, operated by two pilots, prepared for a flight from Kajjansi to Mweya-Kasese, with the intention of transporting passengers back to Entebbe International Airport. Unfortunately, shortly after takeoff from Kajjansi Airfield, the aircraft experienced difficulties and attempted to return for landing. Tragically, the aircraft crashed at Kajjansi Airfield, in close proximity to MAF Hangars.” said Owoyesigyire
Owoyesigyire says one of the pilots sustained injuries on the right hand while the other was rendered unconscious.
He says a team of aviation experts from the military, police, and the Civil Aviation Authority –CAA are carrying out investigations to establish the cause of the crash.

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