The African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) is investigating investigations circumstances under which its helicopter crashed on Friday in southern Somalia injuring four Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers.
In a statement released Sunday evening, Amisom said the helicopter belonged to the AU mission's Aviation Unit from the UPDF.
The statement, however, said all the four soldiers aboard the helicopter were in stable condition following the incident.
"A Helicopter on a mission to support AMISOM troops crashed soon after take-off in Balidogle in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia on February 5, 2021," AMISOM said in a statement.
"All four soldiers aboard the helicopter were rescued and are in a stable medical condition," the statement added.
According to the statement, preliminary information points to a mechanical failure.
"Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the crash. However, preliminary reports indicate that it was due to a mechanical failure".