UCT crash: Lucky escape for occupants

2011-08-03 10:35

Cape Town – The pilot of a helicopter which crashed on the University of Cape Town campus on Wednesday morning, was very shaken but uninjured, paramedics on the scene said.

ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said there were four people in the small Robinson 44 helicopter but no one was hurt.

"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 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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