Helicopter crashes on campus

2011-08-03 08:40

A helicopter crashed on the University of Cape Town campus this morning, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said there were four people in the helicopter but no one was injured.

“The helicopter has been destroyed and was found lying on its left side. The four occupants were very lucky they weren’t hurt,” he said.

The small Robinson 44 helicopter crashed next to M3 high towards Middle Campus, which rests on an incline falling away from the highway.

The road had been closed to traffic and emergency services were still on the scene, he said.

The cause of the accident was unknown.

Visser said the pilot did not want to give any information until the civil aviation authorities had investigated.

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