Burnt wreckage of two Ugandan army helicopters found in Kenya
Nairobi (Alshahid)-The wreckage of two Ugandan army helicopters that went missing last weekend has been found in a Kenyan forest. They were going to Somalia on a military assignment when they crashed into the mountainous region.
Kenyan army spokesman Bogita Ongeri confirmed the aircraft had been found.
“The helicopters were sighted by a fixed-wing aircraft somewhere around Mount Kenya,” Ongeri said, adding that officials would release more information later in the day. “The rescue efforts are ongoing.”
On Monday, rescuers found a third helicopter that made an emergency landing on Mount Kenya with seven people on board.
Officials say investigators suspect bad weather caused the accidents.
The Ugandan helicopters were on their way to Somalia to join African Union peacekeepers fighting Alshabab militants.
Uganda provides around a third of the nearly 17,000-strong AU force in Somalia, and Kampala had said last week it would send its first combat and transport helicopters to the Horn of Africa nation.