Chopper crash-lands on N12

2014-12-24 10:16

A helicopter was forced to make a crash landing on the N12 highway in Benoni, east of Joburg.

“The helicopter allegedly experienced mechanical failure [last night] and the pilot was forced to land on the closest available space,” ER24 spokesperson Pieter Rossouw said today.

“When ... paramedics ... arrived they found the crashed helicopter on one side of the road. The helicopter allegedly auto-rotated and crash-landed in the road.

“Fortunately no motor vehicles or pedestrians were hit and the pilot sustained only minor injuries.”

The incident was being investigated.

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