Student pilot crashes Soroti Flying School Aircraft

An aircraft belonging to East African Aviation school has crashed in Pallisa district.

The incident happened yesterday at around 8:30 am. According to Police, they 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 victim, Mercy Mulayi, 24, cadet pilot from East African Aviation school formerly Soroti Flying School.

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

However, 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.

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