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Two Confirmed In Durban Helicopter Crash



Two Confirmed In Durban Helicopter Crash

The KwaZulu-Natal police have confirmed that two people have died in a helicopter crash in Durban.

The confirmation was made on Monday by the Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala who indicated that the helicopter crashed on the M19, near the N2 freeway, at around 8.15 am.

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The Police Spokesperson said;

“It is alleged that the plane crashed on the island in the Umgeni River. Two pilots, believed to be in their twenties, were declared dead at the scene. The cause of crash is unknown at this stage. The scene is still active, pending the arrival of authorities from aviation.”

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Also, an official of Rescue Care, Kyle Van Reenen spoke about the incident stating that when paramedics arrived on the scene they found a Robinson 22 helicopter submerged in the Umgeni River.

“Both pilot and co-pilot were found entrapped in the aircraft and, sadly, were pronounced deceased on the arrival of paramedics.

“It is speculated that the cause of the crash is that of a bird strike. However, aviation authorities will conduct the necessary investigations.”

As indicated earlier by the police spokesperson, the cause of the accident, however, trust us to bring you the latest from this development.


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