UPDF Jet Crashes in Gulu

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In short
Joseph Bakabulindi, the 4th division deputy army commander says the army was yet to establish what could have happened.

A UPDF jet has crashed at Patek parish in Bobi Sub County in Gulu district. Francisco Watdok, the LC 3 chairperson Koro sub county says the jet crashed at midday with two people on board.

He says the duo escaped unhurt as they managed to get off the jet before it caught fire. Dominic Ameny, the LC I chairperson Awor village, which is near the crash site says the jet landed on top of a toilet and stayed for a few minutes before it went up in flames.
 
Robert Ochen is an eye witness.

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Captain Mark Mutono, the 4 Division army spokesperson has confirmed the incident. He says the affected jet is one of the eight that were being used for training UPDF pilots at the Gulu air force base.

Joseph Bakabulindi, the 4th division deputy army commander says the army was yet to establish what could have happened.

He says technical committee will investigate the crash and come up with a report.

 

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Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.