KDF yet to ascertain Al-Shabaab claims over the fate of pilot Jonathan Otongo
SEE ALSO :KDF soldier killed, corpse burntHe said KDF personnel and those of the Somalia National Army are still combing the crash site looking for the pilot," he said. Major Otongo is a celebrated pilot and was honoured last year by the President. KDF said the aircraft went down after developing technical problems in an area controlled by Al-Shabaab, who were the first to arrive at the scene of the crash and set the aircraft on fire. It was one of two planes returning from a mission. "The two aircraft were from a successful mission where they destroyed Aarare, an Al-Shaabab base that had been confirmed by intelligence as an operation and logistics base. Otongo made a distress call to his wingman – the pilot in the second aircraft, before crash.
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