Intelligence on 3 Uganda Military Helicopters Missing in KenyaAugust 13 | Posted by David Goldman | Intelligence News, Military Intelligence
Strategic Intelligence confirms that 3 Uganda defense forces helicopters crash landed in mount Kenya forest in Central region of the Republic of Kenya.
The UPDF Mil Mi-24 were carrying troops, according to Ugandan defense officials, while this particular helicopter carries 8 troops hence they are trapped in a Kenyan jungle.
Strategic Intelligence confirmed that Four newly refurbished Mil Mi-24 (NATO reporting name: Hind) left Entebbe airport in Uganda and had a specific flight path granted to them by Kenya defense forces.
The flight path was to follow 5 key aerial and refueling and emergency mechanical examination facilities in-case of contingencies such as poor weather, visibility, and navigation problems.
All of these Ugandan copters were tracked and escorted from Entebbe which is a mandatory military protocol.
As such the UPDF Mil Mi-24 were to follow the path as follows..
Entebbe—Eldoret (military facility)—-Laikipia (Military facility/Airbase)—–Isiolo (Artillery/Tank 50-ACB FORWARD)—-Wajir (Newly expanded and very advanced airbase).
The helicopters were lost in Mount Kenya forest in the ranges of the mountain and its moor land.
This is a very cold, misty, and very difficult to access terrain.
Kenya defense headquarters confirm radio communication from one pilot who was requesting for help using the ‘MAY-DAY’ code of distress, common in military coded intelligence communication.
At 10:30 am Kenyan time, the first helicopter was located on Radio and KDF rescue project that all 8-troops in the helicopter maybe rescued by Kenya army which has formed a rescue team to help the UPDF soldiers.
One of the UPDF Mil Mi-24 safely landed in Wajir airbase, and this complicates the scenario since military helicopters fly in tight formation hence if any develops a problem, the rest come in handy to rescue troops.
The UPDF pilots may have violated the, flight path and veered off the coordinates and lost communication with main radar and radio managing the flight.
Possible scenario may have caused the unprecedented events including violation of the operations security, tracked flight protocol