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Category: <span>Uganda</span>

Ethiopian Airlines Plane Overruns Runway at Entebbe Airport

Ethiopian Airlines flight ET-338 overran the end of the runway after landing in Entebbe, Uganda, on January 3rd.

The incident happened when the Boeing 737-800 plane was coming from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The plane came to stop on soft ground. All one hundred and thirty-nine people aboard remained uninjured.

Emirates Flight Attendant Dies After Falling Out of Plane In Uganda

A flight attendant fell out of an Emirates plane at Entebbe International Airport, Uganda, on March 14th.

The incident happened when the Boeing 777-300 plane was preparing to perform flight EK-730 to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The flight attendant suffered serious injuries. She was taken to a hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Inexplicable Turkish Airlines Emergency Landing

What: Turkish Airbus en route from Istanbul to Johannesburg
Where: Entebbe
When: May 11, 2012
Who: 230 passengers
Why: A Turkish Airlines Airbus developed a technical problem and diverted to Entebbe for an emergency landing.

No injures were reported.

An undisclosed source said the airport received radio calls hurrying them to clear a runway prior to the unscheduled landing of the Turkish Airlines flight.

As you see, few details are available regarding this event. The Turkish Airlines offices in Kampala did not respond. An unofficial and unconfirmed blog post seemed to imply the event was a simulation.

Passengers were provided hotel accommodations.

So our choices for this unconfirmed situation is that this happened, didn’t happen, was pretended to have happened, or someone is pretending it didn’t happen. Your guess is as good as ours, or may be better.

Entebbe Bird Strike

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What: KLM Airbus A330-200 en route from Entebbe to Amsterdam
Where: Entebbe
When: Oct 10th 2010 9:57pm
Who: 220 passengers
Why: After takeoff, the plane’s right engine digested a crane. The plane returned to the airport and made a safe landing; however the flight was cancelled. Passengers were booked into Entebbe hotels while others took Ethiopian Airlines and British Airlines flights.

Makerere University Vice Chancellor Venansius Baryamureeba, Presidential Advisor on agriculture Dr John Otim and leading Mathematician Edith Mugamba were aboard the flight.

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