Helicopter crashes in Gauteng

2012-09-19 15:47

Johannesburg - A helicopter has crashed near the Rand Airport in Germiston, Gauteng paramedics say.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said in a statement on Wednesday: "The three people [a pilot and two others] on board managed to free themselves from the wreckage."

A woman and the pilot were airlifted to different hospitals.

Jackson said the woman broke her leg and the pilot sustained chest injuries.

The third person, a man, was transported to another hospital by ambulance.

The cause of the crash, which happened just before lunch was not known.

Jackson said the helicopter, a four-seat Robinson 44, was extensively damaged.

  • Tom van Niekerk - 2012-09-19 17:30

    ha ha ha ha these guys with their funny words racism doesnt work anynore guys its a new south africa

  • Andre Claassen - 2012-09-19 17:35

    @Phumi.ntlabati, you are neither clever enough or rich enough to fly a helicopter....and with your new settled wages at the mine, you never will be able to afford go underground and do some work

  • Kungfumouse - 2012-09-19 17:43

    Another Robertson R44 no suprise there... Would go close to that thing... Ever...

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