Two injured in military helicopter crash

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Two military members sustained minor injuries following a helicopter crash Thursday morning in Masaka area in Kicukiro District.

Lt Col René Ngendahimana, the Rwanda Defence and Military Spokesperson 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 also explained that investigations are underway to establish the cause of the mishap and that the two injured officers were rushed to Rwanda Military Hospital for medical attention.

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