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Plane makes emergency landing at MityanaPublish Date: Jul 18, 2014
Plane makes emergency landing at Mityana
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The incident attracted the attention of the area locals who were visibly stunned. PHOTO/Conan Businge
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Traffic came to a standstill after a plane made an emergency landing in the middle of a road at Kiwawu along Mityana road on Friday.

Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said the plane left Entebbe international airport en route to neighbouring South Sudan but could not proceed due to bad weather.

According to Enanga, the pilot decided to return to Entebbe but ran out of fuel hence the emergence landing. He said eight people on board were not hurt.

New Vision's Conan Businge and Luke Kagiri were at the scene and captured the moments.


US commandos wearing shades were at the scene to check out the plane. PHOTO/Luke Kagiri


  The area teemed with huge crowds of excited locals. PHOTO/Conan Businge


US personnel right away got down to fueling the plane. PHOTO/Luke Kagiri


Local traffic policemen were also at the scene to keep the crowds in check. PHOTO/Luke Kagiri


The incident offered many of these onlookers an opportunity for a free close-up of an aircraft. PHOTO/Luke Kagiri


For many, especially the boda boda riders, business had to wait. PHOTO/Conan Businge


The massive crowds had to be kept at bay. PHOTO/Conan Businge


Do not mistake this for a political rally. It is only excited locals. PHOTO/Luke Kagiri


Perhaps some of these people left their gardens, kitchens and other duties to come and see "whatsup?" PHOTO/Conan Businge


The emergency landing happened along Mityana road, a few miles out of Uganda's capital, Kampala. PHOTO/Conan Businge


This was no parade, just in case you had assumed so. It was only experts called in to sort out an emergency aviation hiccup. PHOTO/Luke Kagiri

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