Naomi Karungi is confirmed dead at the age of 41.
Naomi was best known as a Ugandan military officer.
Death was likely due to helicopter crash.
RT @DailyMonitor: Major Naomi Karungi who was a senior pilot in the Uganda People's Defence Air force perished in yesterday's Jet Ran…
RT @josephokia: Aaaaaaargh! 😭😭😭😭😭😭 Gone too soon! One of Uganda's finest Helicopter Pilots died today in a training exercise. Maj N…
RT @DailyMonitor: Major Naomi Karungi who was a senior pilot in the Uganda People's Defence Air force perished in yesterday's Jet Ran…
RT @RSKmoses: I have heard stories from the good citizens that immediately rushed to rescue our fallen patriots #Mjr.Naomi Karung…
RT @Sudhirntv: Rest in Peace Naomi Karungi. You were so full of passion and inspiration to the women and girls out there. I never…
RT @RSKmoses: I have heard stories from the good citizens that immediately rushed to rescue our fallen patriots #Mjr.Naomi Karung…
RT @Archbishop_COU: Am saddened by the news of the helicopter crash in which Maj. Naomi Karungi & Lt. Benon perished. Major Naomi was…
RT @Archbishop_COU: Am saddened by the news of the helicopter crash in which Maj. Naomi Karungi & Lt. Benon perished. 1222605858149994498,2020-01-29 19:42:06 +0000,go_kironde,RT @DailyMonitor: Major Naomi Karungi who was a senior pilot in the Uganda People's Defence Air force perished in yesterday's Jet Ran…
RT @mugishamuntu: Serving my country in uniform is one of my life's greatest honors. It no doubt was Maj Naomi Karungi's & Cdt pilot…
RT @mugishamuntu: Serving my country in uniform is one of my life's greatest honors. 1222995131676217345,2020-01-30 21:28:56 +0000,DunamisSentamu,RT @Sudhirntv: Rest in Peace Naomi Karungi. You were so full of passion and inspiration to the women and girls out there. I never…
RT @newvisionwire: EARLIER Mourners convened at the Church of the Resurrection in Bugolobi to pay their last respect to the late Maj.…
The UPDF should have held an ecumenical send off for Major Naomi Karungi and Lt Benon Wokalu to show oneness and av…
RT @mugishamuntu: Serving my country in uniform is one of my life's greatest honors. 1222978268174807041,2020-01-30 20:21:55 +0000,DailyMonitor,RT @ntvuganda: The Chief of Defence forces Gen David Muhoozi and the family of the late Major Naomi Karungi have lashed out at tho…
The Chief of Defence forces Gen David Muhoozi and the family of the late Major Naomi Karungi have lashed out at tho…
RT @mugishamuntu: Serving my country in uniform is one of my life's greatest honors. 1222960358400385025,2020-01-30 19:10:45 +0000,IsaiahJuuko,RT @DailyMonitor: A farewell service for the UPDF Maj Naomi Karungi who perished in a chopper crash on Tuesday afternoon is underway…
RT @mugishamuntu: Serving my country in uniform is one of my life's greatest honors. 1222959129171505153,2020-01-30 19:05:52 +0000,StephenMGonzaga,RT @Sudhirntv: The CDF and family of Major Naomi Karungi are bitter about people spreading claims on social media faulting Naomi f…
RT @mugishamuntu: Serving my country in uniform is one of my life's greatest honors. 1223021374639419392,2020-01-30 23:13:13 +0000,patrickoyulu,RT @mugishamuntu: Serving my country in uniform is one of my life's greatest honors.
Major

Naomi Karungi
Born
Died28 January 2020
NationalityUgandan
CitizenshipUganda
EducationMakerere University
(Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Social Work)
East African Civil Aviation Academy
(Commercial Pilot Licence)
Years active2003–2020
Known forProfessional competence
Home townNtungamo
TitleHelicopter Pilot at UPDF Air Force
Spouse(s)(Unmarried)
Major Naomi Karungi, also Naome Karungi (died 28 January 2020), was a helicopter pilot in the Ugandan Military. At the time of her death, she served as a Helicopter Pilot in the UPDF Air Force.
Contents
1 Background and education
2 Career
3 Death
4 See also
5 References
6 External links
Background and education
She was born in Ntungamo District, in the Western Region of Uganda. She attended local primary and secondary schools. She studied at Makerere University, graduating in with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and Economics. Se was then admitted to the East African Civil Aviation Academy, graduating with a Commercial Pilot Licence, after three years of instruction. Karungi was scheduled to travel to the United States for further training later in 2020.
Career
Around 2002, Naomi joined the UPDF Air Force before she obtained her pilot licence. Upon qualification as a pilot, she was posted to Entebbe Air Force Base. She selected to fly helicopters, as opposed to fixed win aircraft, according to her video testimony in 2019. She was encouraged to specialize in helicopters by the UPDF Air Force commanders at the time.
She flew transport helicopters in the UPDF Air Force, her entire career of 15 years (2005–2020). She was the most experienced female helicopter pilot in the UPDF Air Force at the time of her death. In 2015, she piloted President Yoweri Museveni from his country home in Rwakitura to Entebbe.
Death
On the morning of 28 January 2020, a UPDF Air Force Bell Jetranger helicopter registration number AF-302, en-route from Kalama Armoured Warfare Training School to Entebbe Air Force Base crashed into a hill near Bulo, in Butambala District, during a tropical thunderstorm. The two crew members on board the chopper, both died at the scene. They were Major Naomi Karungi, a helicopter pilot and Lieutenant Benon Wakalo, a cadet pilot. They were on their way from Kabamba on a joint training exercise for air defense forces. The exercise had been cancelled due to bad weather.
See also
Rebecca Mpagi
Flavia Byekwaso
Annette Nkalubo
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