Update 2: Aircraft Accident at Entebbe International Airport, Kampala, Uganda – No Confirmation yet regarding Nationalities of Ugandan Plane Crash
Pretoria: Subsequent to an earlier media advisory issued today by the Department of Foreign Affairs, with regards to a plane crash in Uganda; the Department wishes to communicate the following:
- That the Ugandan Government through its Civil Aviation Authority is currently conducting salvage efforts that seek to retrieve the aircraft that crashed earlier this morning.
- That the Ugandan Government through its Civil Aviation Authority has indicated that the identities/nationalities of the people on board will be disclosed after their next of kin have been informed.
- Lastly, that the Department of Foreign Affairs will await further communication from the government of Uganda to be communicated to our High Commission in Kampala, which will then officially advise the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pretoria on whether or not one of the deceased on board is our national.
For more information, contact Nomfanelo Kota on 082 459 3787
Issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag x 152
9 March 2009