Soroti Flying School Aircraft Crashes

An air craft belonging to East African Civil Aviation Academy in Soroti municipality has crashed in the school run away.

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The Cessna 172 Aircraft registration number 5 X- VIC crashed at about 5:00 pm on Tuesday evening in a bush next to the school fence opposite Kichinjaji ward.

A source at the school who preferred of anonymity says a trainee pilot identified as Geoffrey Nagenda was in charge of the air craft when it crashed.

According to the source, Nagenda landed properly but failed to control the air craft and plunged into a hall before hiting the fence.

He says the undercarriage, which controls the wheels of the aircraft was badly damaged.

The affected air craft is one of the six Cessna Aircrafts that were purchased by government in 2010 at the tune of four billion shillings.

The purchase of the six aircrafts brought to eight the number of aircrafts at the school since there were two other air crafts in use at the school.

Two aircrafts including a Cessna registration number 5 X-UAT crashed last year and have since been written off.

The old aircraft 5X-UWD has been dismantled and grounded while the other two new Aircrafts are grounded after their propellers developed cracks.

Ronald Lodiong, the acting Director East African Civil Aviation Academy said that he was informed about the incident but was waiting for a detailed report from the chief flight engineer.

The East African Civil Aviation Academy has a total of 108 students including trainee pilots and Engineering students. The Academy was established in 1971 to train pilots and aircraft engineers for the East African market.

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6 thoughts on “Soroti Flying School Aircraft Crashes”

    1. Very right, these planes are insured after all, but you never know, this is Uganda!

  1. “An air craft belonging to the East African Civil Aviation Academy crashed in the school run way”……when I saw the head kine and looked at the picture, i wondered whether that actually is the run way, and if it is, then there is no reason why many more Air crafts will not crash any way! That aside, 4 Billion are there grounded as if they were NOT INSURED, OR SOME ONE AGAIN ATE THE MONEY!!

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