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Ugandan army pilot dies in helicopter crash after take-off

– – Ugandans have been paying tribute to a young female army pilot who died in a helicopter crash on Thursday. Uganda’s army confirmed the death of the pilot, identified as Captain Caroline Busingye in the crash after take-off near Entebbe. According to the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) spokeswoman Brig Flavia Byekwaso, the incident happened during a flight training session. “Today afternoon at about 2:15pm a jet ranger piloted by two cadet trainees on a mutual training flight came down immediately after take off near Lido beach. The two…

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French soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Mali

Thirteen French soldiers have been reportedly killed in a helicopter crash in Mali, according to the French presidency. The soldiers were conducting an operation against jihadists in Mali when their helicopter crashed. The French president’s office said in a statement that the accident happened on Monday evening. French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed his “deep sadness” over the incident. The French president’s office did not also disclose how the crash occurred. 13 French soldiers killed in Mali on Monday evening, on a combat mission to fight jihadists. The 2 helicopters…

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