Ugandan President Appoints Accident Commission | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 05.25.17

Airborne
05.22.17

Airborne
05.23.17

Airborne
05.24.17

Airborne
05.25.17

Airborne
05.26.17

Airborne-Unmanned 05.23.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 05.25.17

Airborne
05.22.17

Airborne
05.23.17

Airborne
05.24.17

Airborne
05.25.17

Airborne
05.26.17

Airborne-Unmanned 05.23.17

XPONENTIAL Innovation Preview -- www.allthingsunmanned.com

Wed, Aug 03, 2005

Ugandan President Appoints Accident Commission

Yoweri Museveni Wants Answers In Crash That Killed Sudanese Leader

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has appointed a three-member commission to investigate the helicopter crash that killed a newly-appointed Sudanese vice president along with 13 other people. The decision came amid reports that a Ugandan parliamentary committee had recommended the president get rid of his Mi-172 rather than overhaul it.

A report from the House Committee on Presidential and Foreign Affairs made its recommendation to dump the Mi-172 (file photo of type, below) last year. "It was reported that State House requires for $2.5 million to overhaul the presidential helicopter airframe. This airframe has been in operation for seven years. During the overhaul that is due in November/December, 2004 State House plans to modernize the helicopter and operate it for another seven years."

The report, quoted by the Kampala Monitor, also said, "The Committee, however, reiterates its previous recommendation that State House should ask for an additional $3.5 million to buy a brand new helicopter and with time, overhaul the old one to become a back up Presidential helicopter."

But another minister of parliament sitting on the committee went even further. "This helicopter had structural problems. It was unfit to fly at night. I told the State House comptroller [Richard Muhinda] that we should buy a new helicopter at $5 million but he insisted that they could repair it for $2.5 million," said MP Aggrey Awori. "I told him [Muhinda] that they were taking a chance with the President's life. I even argued with the Presidential Guard Brigade [PGB] recently over the same issue."

Saturday's crash killed Sudan's newly-installed vice president, John Garang (above). The former rebel leader was seen as a bridge to peace in the 20-year long civil war that has all but destroyed his country.

A statement released by the office of the Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir on Monday said, "It has now been confirmed that the plane crashed after it hit a mountain range in southern Sudan because of poor visibility and this resulted in the death of Dr. John Garang de Mabior, six of his colleagues and seven other crew members of the Ugandan presidential plane."

FMI: www.allafrica.com/uganda

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 05.25.17: DJI Spark!, S. Lakeland Airport, Moon Rock Sample

Also: Airbus Corporate Helos, Airborne Expansion, Gulfstream G600, Gogo Business, MilFuel, Aerion And GE, Pro Line Fusion DJI has just introduced the Spark, which they call an "eas>[...]

AMA Drone Report 05.25.17: Court Kills FAA Model Drone Registration, DJI Spark!

Also: AMA Reacts To Court, FAA Reaction, AUVSI Reaction, Kittyhawk Flight Deck APP Score one for us little guys... As you may have heard, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 05.23.17: Courts Nix Model Regs, Autonymous Flt, WATT 300

Also: King Schools Update, Kittyhawk APP, Robird And Integrated Drone Solutions, ICAO Drone Tracking The unmanned community got a bit of a jolt late last week when the US Court of >[...]

Airborne 05.24.17: Snowbird Update, New K-MAX, Spirit Pilots Express 'Regret'

Also: Kyle Franklin, FAA’s Earl Lawrence, SpaceX, Citation Longitude, ACSS ODA, Embraer JetWave, Boeing-Saudi As previously reported, the Canadian Snowbirds precision demonst>[...]

Airborne 05.25.17: DJI Spark!, S. Lakeland Airport, Moon Rock Sample

Also: Airbus Corporate Helos, Airborne Expansion, Gulfstream G600, Gogo Business, MilFuel, Aerion And GE, Pro Line Fusion DJI has just introduced the Spark, which they call an "eas>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC