1 dead in Limpopo helicopter crash

2012-05-24 16:45

Johannesburg - One person was killed and another critically injured when a helicopter crashed on Thursday into the veld in Masenkweng, 30km outside Polokwane, paramedics said.

"One person died on impact and another was airlifted to a hospital in a critical condition," ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said.

"The crash happened at about 14:30. The cause of the accident is unknown and will be investigated."

Banks said various emergency personnel were on the scene of the accident.

  • Squeegee - 2012-05-24 16:47

    Sad to hear. There seem to be so many air accidents recently. Condolences to the family.

  • Craig - 2012-05-24 16:54

    The only safe helicopters are military ones, and even they go down from time to time. Bad luck fellows.

      Simon - 2012-05-28 08:47

      Why are military helicopters safer than civilian helicopters? Same machines the only difference is the paint job..

  • maria.roth.589 - 2012-05-24 17:38

    Very sad. Condolences to the families and loved ones.

      Madri - 2012-05-24 20:28

      thank you

  • Martin - 2012-05-24 18:44

    Show some respect. I taught the pilot to fly. He has a wife and young family. The passenger was also someone's son. Our thoughts are with the families.

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-24 18:55

      I am sure the investigators will be getting acquitted with you soon.

      Squeegee - 2012-05-24 18:57

      Martin, ignore the horrible little troll.

      Annatjie - 2012-05-25 15:38

      Ek ken die vlienier persoonlik en weet dat hy nie nalatig was nie. Iets moes verkeerd gegaan het. Beslis nie nalatigheid aan sy kan nie. Aan sy pragtige vrou en twee kinders, sterkte vir julle en ons sal nie ophou bid en glo dat hy tenvolle sal herstel nie. Aan die oorledene se ouers, ons dra julle op in ons gebede. Sterkte aan almal wat deur die tragedie geraak is. Baie dankie aan die ER 24 personeel vir julle vinnige optrede.

  • merikep1 - 2012-05-24 19:41

    Sterkte R, ons het jou en jou Familie in ons gebede. Die Here hou sy hand van beskerming oor jou...\r\nWord vinnig beter, ons wag vir jou!\r\nXo

  • Madri - 2012-05-24 20:27

    Life is short and if you knew this person you would know that he was a lovely and awesome guy. We love him very much. He left behind a wife who loved him with everything she had to offer, and always will!!! R.I.P

  • dibabi.s.prie - 2012-05-24 20:50

    What happened to the others?condolences to the family 4 de loss

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