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The Ugandan army has confirmed the death of a pilot, Captain Caroline Busingye, in a helicopter crash after take-off near Entebbe on Thursday.

Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) spokeswoman Brig Flavia Byekwaso who made this known said the incident happened during a flight training session.

Today afternoon at about 2:15 pm a jet ranger piloted by two cadet trainees on a mutual training flight came down immediately after take-off near Lido beach. The two were rushed to the hospital to ascertain their health,” she said.

The deceased was later identified as Captain Caroline Busingye.