RDF chopper crashes, no fatality

Two officers of the Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) escaped with minor injuries after a military chopper on Thursday morning crash-landed in Masaka area in Kicukiro District.

Two officers of the Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) escaped with minor injuries after a military chopper on Thursday morning crash-landed in Masaka area in Kicukiro District.

Speaking to The New Times, the Defence and Military Spokesperson Lt Col René Ngendahimana said that the chopper had four crew members on board when it crash-landed in a field in Masaka.

 

“We are yet to establish the cause of the crash or the extent of damage to the aircraft. The helicopter was carrying out routine patrol activity,” Ngendahimana said.

 

Ngendahimana added that investigations are underway to establish the damage to the plane and the cause of the mishap and that the two injured officers have been taken to Rwanda Military Hospital for medical attention.

 

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